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Origin and popularity of the name MCNAUGHTON

Origin

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.

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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
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 5,874 individuals with the name MCNAUGHTON on Geneanet.

 

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    (137 individuals)

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