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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Abercrombie Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic parish in Fife, Scotland
Aberdeen Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic city in Aberdeenshire
Aberdene Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic city in Aberdeenshire
Abernethy Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic a town in Strathern, Scotland, on the river Tay
Adair Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Ath, a ford, and dare, from darach, the place of oaks
Affleck Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic the lands and barony of Auchinleck, near Dundee, in Angusshire, Scotland
Agar Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Aighear signifies gladness, joy, gayety
Athol Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic ath, a ford, and al, an old word for a rock, a stone
Ballard Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Ball, a place, a round elevation; and ard, high
Callaghan Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Ciallach, prudent, judicious, discreet
Campbell Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic cam, crooked, distorted, and beul, the mouth
Connell Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic conal, love, friendship
Connor Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Conchobar, the chief of men, powerful among men, a leader
Conor Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Conchobar, the chief of men, powerful among men, a leader
Donald Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic A great man, a proud chieftain
Donell Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic A great man, a proud chieftain
Donelly Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic A great man, a proud chieftain
Dougal Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Dhu, black, and gall, a stranger
Dougall Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Dhu, black, and gall, a stranger
Ennes Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic An island or peninsula
Ennis Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic An island or peninsula
Kavanagh Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Coamhanach, mild, benevolent, merciful
Kennedy Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Kean-na-ty; the head of the house, or chief of the clan
Mahon Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic bear
McGooken Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Mac, a son, and Gugan
McGrath Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic son of Gradh, love, fondness, virtue, prosperity
McGraw Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic son of Gradh, love, fondness, virtue, prosperity
McGucken Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic Mac, a son, and Gugan, a bud or flower
McKie Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic son of a champion
OCallaghan Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic descendants or tribe of Callaghan
Summer Celtic-Gaelic       Celtic-Gaelic samh, the sun
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