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Origin and popularity of the name MCCRACKEN

Origin

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.

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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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Geographic distribution of the 18,630 individuals with the name MCCRACKEN on Geneanet.

 

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    vondunn
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    dtredennick
    (484 individuals)
    teray
    (293 individuals)
    cracken25
    (267 individuals)

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    Variants of name MCCRACKEN

    MACCRACKEN MCCRACKIN MCCRAKEN