Last name origin & meaning:
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin or
Ó Sceacháin ‘son (or ‘descendant’) of
Sceachán’, a personal name which appears to be derived from
a diminutive of sceach ‘briar’, ‘thorn bush’. The Gaelic name
has sometimes been ‘translated’ as Thornton.
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