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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Macgregor

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  1. Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
  1. A surname​. of Scottish origin

Notable Persons Named Macgregor


MacGregor Sharp is a hockey player for the Vienna Capitals in the Austrian Hockey League. His ongoing career started in 2009. MacGregor was born on October 1st, 1985 in Red Deer, Alberta.


Macgregor was born on July 30th, 1916. He left this life on August 30th, 1997.


Macgregor Fullarton MacIntosh is an MLA for The Islands. Macgregor was born on August 25th, 1896 in Glasgow.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Macgregor

Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor is an actor and actress. Their career lasted from 1951 to 1983. Katherine was given the name Dorlee Deane MacGregor on January 12th, 1925 in Glendale, California. Katherine is also known as Katherine MacGregor, Scotty MacGregor, and Scottie MacGregor.


Gregor MacGregor is an amelia island affair.


Neil MacGregor is an art historian and museum director. Neil was given the name Robert Neil MacGregor on June 16th, 1946 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Mary Macgregor is a folk music, country music, and soft rock musician. Her career lasted from 1976 to 2000. Mary was born on May 6th, 1948 in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States.


Joanna was born on July 16th, 1959.


His military service ended in 1976. Douglas was born in Philadelphia.


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Popularity of Macgregor as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Macgregor U.S.
  White 93.76% 64.26%
  African American 0.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.68% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Macgregor

People with the last name Macgregor are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Macgregor

  • How Popular is the name Macgregor? Macgregor is the 23,327th most popular name of all time. As a last name Macgregor was the 6,565th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Macgregor have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 264 babies born with the first name Macgregor in the United States. That's more than enough people named Macgregor to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Macgregor? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1974 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Macgregor first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Macgregor is Monday, April 18th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Macgregor born? The highest recorded use of the first name Macgregor was in 2000 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Macgregor: Your name in reverse order is Rogergcam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Remacgogr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Macgregor? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,161 people with the last name Macgregor.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Macgregor? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Macgregor as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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