Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac
Dhubhghaill (see McDowell).
- Scottish and northern
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Chomhghaill
(Scottish), Mac Giolla Comhghaill ‘son of the servant of
(Saint) Comhghall’, a personal name, possibly an intensive of
gall ‘stranger’, borne by an early Irish saint.
- Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cumhaill ‘son of
Cumhall’, a byname meaning ‘champion’. Fionn Mac Cumhaill is
the name of a famous hero in traditional Irish literature.
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