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This interesting surname is the Scottish form of the Irish McGuinness, itself an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "Mac Aonghuis" composed of the elements "mac" meaning son of plus "Aonghuis" the male given name Angus, meaning "unique choice". Its first known bearer was Aonghus Turimleach in the 3rd Century B.C.. He was, it is said, one of the three brothers from Ireland who invaded and ruled Scotland, bequeathing his name to the country and to its famous black cattle. The name also continued in Ireland; a King Aonghus of Munster gave St.

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