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McCallister Surname OriginThe son of Alister, the Gaelic, for Alexander. Callester, in the Welsh, signifies a flint, figuratively, an invincible man. Galluster, in Cornish British, expresses might, power. See Alexander
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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'Everyone has ancestors and it is only a question of going back far enough to find a good one.' --Howard Kenneth Nixon