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Maxwell Surname Origin

One Macchus, in the eleventh century, obtained lands, on the Tweed, in Scotland, from Prince David, to which he gave the name of Macchus-ville, since corrupted to Maxwell. Maxwell is Macsual, in Gaelic, from Mac, son, and sual, small, little.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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