The surname Mack is of Scottish origin. It is derived from the Old Norman personal name ‘Makkr’, a form of Magnus; a Scandinavian personal name. This was borne by Magnus the Good ( d. 1047 ), king of Norway, who was named after the Emperor Charlemagne, Latin ‘Carolus Magnus’, Charles the Great. The name spread from Norway to the east Scandinavian royal houses, and became popular all over Scandinavia and thence in the English Danelaw. It may also be a Jewish surname of unknown origin. It may be related to the Jewish surname Magnes, which is likewise of unknown origin. The name is chiefly a American name, in that it is a simplified form of any of the various Scots and Irish names beginning with ‘Mc-‘. The name dates back to the eleventh century were a Maccus de Leum is recorded in historical archives. The name has evovled through Maccus, Mac , Maccos and Maccus, until the modern form was reached. The name was brought to America predomonately by English immigrants. One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is that…
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