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məˈklaʊd; ˈrɪk ərdmacleod

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Macleod, John Macleod, John James Rickard Macleodnoun

    Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)


  1. MacLeod

    MacLeod, McLeod and Macleod ( mə-KLOWD) are surnames in the English language. The names are anglicised forms of the Scottish Gaelic MacLeòid, meaning "son of Leòd", derived from the Old Norse Liótr ("ugly").One of the earliest occurrences of the surname is of Gillandres MacLeod, in 1227. There are two recognised Scottish clans with the surname: Clan MacLeod of Harris and Skye, and Clan MacLeod of Lewis and Raasay. The earliest record of these two families, using a form of the surname MacLeod, occurs in the mid 14th century. There are also documented cases of Scottish missionaries in Canada using McLeod as an Anglicisation of the indigenous Cree language name Mahkiyoc (meaning "the big one"), which accounts for its occurrence amongst Canadian people of Cree heritage.


  1. macleod

    "Macleod" is a Scottish surname that originated from the Gaelic language, conveying the meaning of "son of Leod," a personal name that signified "ugly." The Macleods were considered to be a powerful clan in the Scottish highlands, particularly on the Isle of Skye. Today, Macleod is also a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, named after the Macleod railway station. Furthermore, it can refer to several individuals, geographical locations, or businesses with the name. It can also be a given name. The appropriate meaning depends on the context in which 'Macleod' is being used.


  1. Macleod

    Macleod is a federal electoral district in Alberta, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1908 to 1968 and since 1988. It is a rural riding in southwest Alberta, representing the municipal districts of Foothills, Willow Creek, Pincher Creek, Ranchland, and Vulcan County, as well as Crowsnest Pass, and Kananaskis Improvement District.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Macleod is ranked #4495 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Macleod surname appeared 7,886 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Macleod.

    93.9% or 7,410 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 186 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 144 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 64 total occurrences were Black.
    0.6% or 54 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 28 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MacLeod in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MacLeod in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    All of us send our heartfelt condolences to Gavin MacLeod entire family, and offer our sincerest gratitude to them for sharing Gavin with all of us for so many years.

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