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Re: Mc vs Mac

Anne Rector (View posts)
Posted: 11 Aug 2002 8:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, my two cents of oral history for what its worth...in our family it was the reverse of yours...my paternal grandmother, a MACKinnon, changed the spelling of her name on all records to MCKinnon so as to not be mistaken for a Catholic. This was in Nova Scotia in the early 20th Century and her family were all adamant Presbyterians, later United. Clearly spellings are to be taken with a little salt, but the story handed down in our clan suggests MAC represented the Catholic version and MC the Protestant. Still, the original emigrants to Canada were Protestant but spelled it with MAC on a few records...so whose to know for certain...? Same story, but obviously with regional differences that will vary between families and geography. FYI folks. Anne
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Karen 28 May 2002 11:35PM GMT 
larrymckin 29 May 2002 1:24PM GMT 
Anne Rector 12 Aug 2002 2:25AM GMT 
Joanne McKinnon 15 Jun 2002 1:45PM GMT 
dunekin1 22 Jun 2002 5:25PM GMT 
Joanne 23 Jun 2002 12:25PM GMT 
my1995harley 19 Oct 2002 5:03PM GMT 
Joanne 19 Oct 2002 6:49PM GMT 
Robert MacKin... 28 Jan 2013 2:27AM GMT 
MaryKHenss 16 Jul 2002 5:22PM GMT 
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