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McCleod Surname Origin

From Mac, son, and Clode, from Claudius, the second emperor who invaded Britain. Churchill says he was named Claudius because, through fear of death, he buried himself alive, being plucked by the heels out of a hole to be set upon the throne.

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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