Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Eathain, a
patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) John’.
The family bearing this name were chieftains in several islands of the
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla
Eóin, cognate with 1, from a different Gaelic form of
Johannes (John). Compare McGlone.
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