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Origin and popularity of the name MCCRACKEN


McCracken : Irish (northern) and Scottish (Galloway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Reachtain a variant of Mac Neachtain (see McNaughton) with the replacement of n by r in the cluster cn that is characteristic of Ulster Irish and Scottish Gaelic. The -ck- in the spelling here is a result of the Scottish Gaelic pronunciation of cht.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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