Mac Sitric

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Mac Shitric
Mac Shitric - Gaelic type.svg
Mac Shitric in a Gaelic type.
Gender Masculine
Language(s) Irish
Other gender
Feminine Nic Shitric, Bean Mhic Shitric, Mhic Shitric
Origin
Language(s) Irish
Meaning "son of Sitreac"
Other names
Variant(s) Mag Shitric


Mac Sitric is masculine surname in the Irish language. The name translates into English as "son of Sitreac". The surname originated as a patronym, however it no longer refers to the actual name of the bearer's father. The form Nic Sitric is borne by unmarried females; the forms Bean Mhic Sitric and Mhic Shitric are borne by married females. A variant form of Mac Sitric is Mag Sitric; the feminine forms of this surname are Nig Sitric, Bean Mhig Sitric, and Mhig Sitric. All these Irish surnames have various Anglicised forms.

Etymology[edit]

Mac Shitric translates into English as "son of Sitreac". A variant form of the surname is Mag Sitric.[1][2] These surnames originated as patronyms, however they no longer refer to the actual name of the bearer's father. The name Sitreac is a Gaelic derivative of the Old Norse Sigtryggr. This Old Norse personal name is composed of two elements: the first, Sig-, means "victory"; the second element, -tryggr, means "true".[3]

Feminine forms[edit]

Mac Sitric and Mag Sitric are masculine surnames. The form of Mac Sitric for unmarried females is Nic Sitric, whereas the (unmarried) feminine form of Mag Sitric is Nig Sitric; these names translate into English as "daughter of the son of Sitreac. The form of Mac Sitric for married females is Bean Mhic Sitric, whereas the feminine form of Mag Sitric is Bean Mhig Sitric; these particular feminine names also rendered simply as Mhic Sitric and Mhig Sitric; these four surnames translate to "wife of the son of Sitreac.

Anglicised forms[edit]

Mac Sitric has been Anglicised variously as MacKittrick, MacKitterick, MacKettrick, MacKetterick, MacKirtrick, Munkittrick, Munkettrick, Kittrick, Kitterick, and Setright.[1] Anglicised forms of Mag Sitric include MacGetrick, MacGetterick.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mac Sitric, Library Ireland (www.libraryireland.com), retrieved 26 November 2010  which is a transcription of: Woulfe, Patrick (1923), Irish Names and Surnames 
  2. ^ a b Mag Sitric, Library Ireland (www.libraryireland.com), retrieved 26 November 2010  which is a transcription of: Woulfe, Patrick (1923), Irish Names and Surnames 
  3. ^ Learn about the family history of your surname, Ancestry.com, retrieved 26 November 2010  which cited: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4  for the surname "McKittrick".