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Origin and popularity of the name MENZIES

Origin

Menzies : Scottish: variant of Manners in which the z was originally the Middle English letter ʒ (yogh) representing a sound similar to modern English y. The surname is pronounced Meenyus or Minyas in Scotland. The name was brought to Scotland in the 12th or 13th century by a family of Norman knights. It appears that the name was re-interpreted in Gaelic as containing a personal name and for variants ending -s there is a possibility of confusion with McManus. See also McMinn.

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

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