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McNamara Surname Origin

(Origin Celtic) From Mac, son, and cu-marra or or con-marra, 'the hero of the sea.' Con-marra was descended from Cas, King of Thomond, from whom came McConmara, or Macnamara. This family were anciently hereditary lords in the County of Clare.

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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