Meaning Son of Alexander. This personal name is common to all Europe. The name may be roughly translated as the man who was unbeatable.
A benefactor. The family are descended from Alexander Macdonald, a great-grandson of Somerled, Thane of Argyle.
An aider or benefactor of men. From Greek 'to aid' or 'help,' and 'a man.' A powerful auxiliary.
Origin Greek, Scottish, Jewish, Spanish, Dutch, French, German, Polish, Native American, Irish, Slovakian, Belgian, South african, Hungarian, Sudanese

Rank 111 (2000 US census) 96 (1990 US census)
Count 193,443 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 60.91%, or 117826 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 33.22%, or 64262 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.91%, or 1760 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.7%, or 1354 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.05%, or 3966 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.21%, or 4275 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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Scottish surnames

Scottish last names divide themselves into two classes: Highland and Lowland.
In very few instances the names were considered before the eleventh century. They became significantly better known only since the thirteen century.
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Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

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