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Family name
Meaning "son of the priest"
Region of origin Scotland, Ulster
Language(s) of origin Gaelic
Related names Taggart, McTaggart
Clan affiliations Ross
Footnotes: Frequency Comparisons (McTaggart)[1]

MacTaggart is a surname of Scottish or Ultonian origin. It is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic Mac an t-Sagairt, meaning "son of the priest"[2] Also having the forms McTaggart and Taggart.

People with the surname MacTaggart[edit]


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  1. ^ "MaTaggart Surname Meaning and Distribution".  Retrieved 21 January 2014
  2. ^ "Marriage by members of the clergy was prohibited after the 12th century, but was frequently practised nevertheless" (Taggart family history).