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McNaughton Surname Origin
McAn Achduinn. The son of the expert and potent, from Mac, Gaelic, son, an, of, and achduinn, tools and instruments of all kinds; able, expert, potent.
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.
McNaughton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A McNaughton Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes