Last name origin & meaning:
Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic
Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla
Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’.
Compare McClellan. Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died
out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.
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