Mcdonald Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Mcdonald Name Meaning: This is a variant of Macdonald.The name is a derivation from the 'Gaelic'name 'Mac Dhomhnuill',translates as 'the son of the world ruler'.

The name is of 'Gaelic' origin and is the most famous of the 'Scottish clan surnames'.The first recorded spelling is that of 'Therthelnac MakDonenalde',dated 1251.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Mcdonald Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Mcdonald family

Profession Census Frequency
Labourer 36
Female Servant 26
Independent 24
Weaver 13
Tailor 11
Hawker 9
Soldier 9
Army 7
Agricultural Labourer 7
Cotton Weaver 7
Gardener 6
Shoe Maker 6
Clerk 5
Patient Army 5
Piecer 5
Musician 3
Private 3
House Keeper 3
Merchant 3
Traveller 3
Cotton Spinner 3
Spinner 3
Apprentice 2
Dress Maker 2
School Master 2

Mcdonald Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Mcdonald 100% 25,805
2 Macdonald 89% 20,053
3 Macdonnald 80% 288
4 Mcdonold 88% 113

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The surname Mcdonald is the most popular version of all its varients

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