Mcdonald Family History
Mcdonald Name Meaning
Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’ a name derived from the Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might rule’. Donald is an Anglicized form (via Latin) of this personal name used in Scotland though the surname is also widespread in Ireland. The name is equivalent to Irish McDonnell and McConnell and to Manx Cannell .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press