Mac Mc Myth

As I took my daily walk, I was going by a McDonald’s Restaurant – you know – the place where they will sell you a Big Mac. Well, at any rate, I got to thinking about why some surnames are spelled with a ‘Mac’ and others with a ‘Mc’ and about their countries of origin.

Do surnames indicate one’s ancestry country of origin? Let’s examine just the tip of the iceberg using only the prefix of Mac and Mc. Let’s do so by clicking on the following articles’ titles and the embedded links contained therein will take you to the articles to read them for yourself:

House of Names – Mac, Mc prefix, The Mac and Mc Myth
Irish Roots Cafe – Mac, Mc, and O Names in Ireland, Scotland, & America
Scottish History – Mac vs Mc
GenForum – Spelling of Name – Mac vs Mc vs M’


About Roland Louis Hansen

I have been: an organization development consultant; a college-level instructor of political science, psychology, and sociology; a public administrator; a social worker; an elected official; a political operative; a community activist; a union official; a shoe salesman and manager, a factory worker; a fast food restaurant employee; and, a custodian.
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