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Re: Mc vs Mac

Joanne McKinnon (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jun 2002 7:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McKinno, McDonald, McMillan, Lalonde
Hi,
I was curious about that myself. I contacted Joan at the Clan MacKinnon Society of North America to find out. It has nothing to do with Mac being protestant or Mc being Catholics. That is what my family believed. Some think it's Mac for Irish and Mc for Scottish. Wrong again. Since our progenitor was born in Scotland, it pretty much kills that theory also. In some family, you will have some generation spelling MacKinnon and the next McKinnon. So what this all mean is, it was a personal choice. They may have created their own reason, but none of them are actual fact.
Joan also related to me a story about one of her aunts that spelled the name M@Kinnon, in other words, she wrapped the c around the a. So this could have been missread and looked more like McKinnon. That is the explanation that was given to me.
Hope this answers your question.
Joanne
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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