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Origin and popularity of the name MCQUEEN

Origin

McQueen : 1: Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shuibhne ‘son of Suibhne’ a byname meaning ‘pleasant’. Compare McSweeney.2: Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shuain a Gaelic patronymic based on Old Norse sveinn ‘boy servant’ which was also used as a personal name (see Swain). This is given as the origin of the McQueen or McSwan family of Skye although the spellings are hard to distinguish. Compare Whan.3: Americanized form of French Moquin.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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