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Definitions for Macdonald
məkˈdɒn əldmac·don·ald

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  1. MacDonaldnoun

    common in Scotland.

  2. Etymology: From Mac Dhòmhnaill, equivalent to "son of Donald".


  1. Macdonald

    Macdonald was a federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1892 to 1949. This riding was created in 1892 from parts of Marquette ridings. It was abolished in 1947 when it was redistributed into Brandon, Lisgar, Portage—Neepawa, Selkirk and Souris ridings. It consisted of the rural municipalities of South Cypress, South Norfolk, North Norfolk, North Cypress, Langford, Rosedale, Lansdowne, Westbourne and Portage la Prairie, and the towns of Portage la Prairie, Gladstone and Neepawa, and the village of Carberry, together with some unorganised territory lying west of Lake Manitoba and north to the northern boundary of the province of Manitoba.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Macdonald

    marshal of France, born at Sancerre, of Scotch descent, entered the army at the time of the Revolution as a lieutenant, and rapidly rose in rank; served with distinction under Napoleon, especially at Wagram, when he was made Duke of Taranto; supported the Bourbons on their restoration (1765-1840).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Macdonald is ranked #744 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Macdonald surname appeared 46,717 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 16 would have the surname Macdonald.

    93.7% or 43,783 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 1,107 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 738 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 495 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 397 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 201 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Macdonald in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Macdonald in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Macdonald in a Sentence

  1. Paul Shapiro:

    It doesn't mean these animals are living in ideal conditions on Old MacDonald's farm.

  2. Eddie Murphy:

    I totally understood, it was the biggest thing in the news at the time. I can see why they thought it would be funny, and the sketch that Norm [Macdonald] wrote was hysterical.

  3. Sir Winston Churchill:

    MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.

  4. Stu MacDonald of Bend:

    I am Stu MacDonald of Bend, i survived cancer twice and here I am. This is amazing.

  5. Lori Jo Hoekstra:

    He was most proud of his comedy. He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his loved ones saw him, norm Macdonald was Norm Macdonald. Norm Macdonald once wrote that' a joke should catch someone by surprise, it should never pander.' Norm Macdonald certainly never pandered. Norm Macdonald will be missed terribly.

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