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Mackenzie, Sir Alexander Mackenzie(noun)
Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
Mackenzie, Mackenzie River(noun)
a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
of Scottish origin.
, transferred use of the surname since the 1970s, also in the form Makenzie.
Origin: Mac (son of) + Kenzie ("the intelligent one" or possibly "the wise ruler"). Possible alternate: Gaelic MacCoinneach (Son of Kenneth).
Mackenzie was a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 1997. This riding was created in 1903, when Saskatchewan was still a part of the Northwest Territories. In 1905, when Saskatchewan was created, the district was retained in the province. The riding was abolished in 1996, and parts of it were merged into the districts of Blackstrap, Churchill River, Prince Albert, Qu'Appelle, Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, Saskatoon—Humboldt and Yorkton—Melville.
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