McLaughlin (surname)

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McLaughlin
Family name
Meaning"son of Lochlann"
Region of originIreland; Scotland
Language(s) of originGaelic
Related namesMacLaughlin, MacLoughlin, McLauchlin, McClaughlin, Laughlin, Loughlin, McLochlan, McLachlan, McLaughlan, MacLochlan, MacLachlan, MacLaughlan, O'Loughlin
Clan affiliationsClan Maclachlan
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons[1]
 
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McLaughlin
Family name
Meaning"son of Lochlann"
Region of originIreland; Scotland
Language(s) of originGaelic
Related namesMacLaughlin, MacLoughlin, McLauchlin, McClaughlin, Laughlin, Loughlin, McLochlan, McLachlan, McLaughlan, MacLochlan, MacLachlan, MacLaughlan, O'Loughlin
Clan affiliationsClan Maclachlan
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons[1]

McLaughlin or MacLaughlin /məˈklɔːxlɨn/ is a surname of Irish and Scottish origin. The name is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac Lochlainn ("son of Lochlann").[2]

The McLaughlins, originally belonging to the Cenél nEógain, are closely related to the O'Neill dynasty. Two kings of Ireland were Domnall Ua Lochlainn and Muirchertach Mac Lochlainn.

The Clan Maclachlan of Scotland are also related to the O'Neills but in fact are not of precisely the same lineage as the Irish McLaughlins. They are commonly confused in any case.

In Gaelic, the word Lochlainn means 'of the lakes' and refers to the Scandinavians (Vikings) from the West of Norway. See Lochlann

Further adding to the confusion, some of the Irish McLaughlins were originally O'Melaghlins – descendants of the King of Meath and later High King of Ireland, Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (Máel Sechnaill II).[3]

People[edit]

known for his role in the Keyesville Massacre, and subsequent victorious campaign in the Owens Valley Indian War.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ British Surnames
  2. ^ Ancestry.com
  3. ^ Bell, Robert (1990) [1988]. The Book of Ulster Surnames (Paperback). The Guernsey Press Company Limited. ISBN 0-85640-405-5.