Mackenzie (surname)

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Family name
Meaning Son of Coinneach
Region of origin Scotland
Related names Coinneach, Mackenzie (given name)
Clan affiliations Clan Mackenzie

Mackenzie, MacKenzie and McKenzie are Scottish surnames. Originally pronounced [məˈkɛŋjiː][1] in Scots, the z representing the old Middle Scots letter, yogh. The names are anglicised forms of the Scottish Gaelic MacCoinnich, which is a patronymic form of the personal name Coinneach, anglicised as Kenneth. The personal name means "comely".[2]

People with the surname[edit]

Mackenzie, MacKenzie[edit]





  1. ^ SND:Z
  2. ^ "Learn about the family history of your surname". Retrieved 17 April 2010.  which cited Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-508137-4.  for the surname "McKenzie".