First name origins & meanings:
- English: Capable
- Latin: Great
- Scottish: Mack's well
First name variations: Maxwel, Maxwill
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: habitational name from a place near Melrose in
Roxburghshire. The place name is first recorded in 1144 in the form
Mackeswell ‘Mack’s spring or stream (Old English
- Irish: this surname is common in Ulster, where
it has sometimes been adopted as an alternative to Miskell.
- Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or
Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
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