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Origin and popularity of the name MCNAUGHTON


McNaughton : Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain a patronymic from the personal name Neachtan a name of the god of water in Irish mythology which is cognate with Latin Neptunus ‘Neptune’ the Roman sea-god. Neachtan was the name of an Irish saint but in Ireland such names were not usually given to ordinary individuals and it appears that the surname originated in Scotland. Compare McCracken.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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