Last name origins & meanings:
- Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, and eastern German (of Slavic
origin): from the personal name Mach, a pet form of a
vernacular derivative of Latin Matthaeus or Mathias
(Czech Matěj, Polish Maciej, etc. (see
Matthew)). In some cases, the Czech and Polish names represent
pet forms of other names beginning with Ma-, for example
Marek (see Mark) or Martin.
- possibly also an Americanized spelling of Hungarian
Mács, from a pet form of Máté or
Mátyás, Hungarian forms of Matthew.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): unexplained.
- Vietnamese, Cambodian,
or other Southeast Asian: unexplained.
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