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This is an ancient Scottish name, found particularly in Stirlingshire since as far back as the 15th Century. It is one of the Anglicized forms of the Gaelic name "Mac Aodha", a patronymic form of the personal name "Aodh", "fire", originally the name of a pagan god, the whole name thus meaning "son (mac) of Aodh". The name is first recorded in Scotland in 1491 in the Records of the Monastery at Scone, where William Makke appears as a charter witness. One Andrew Makky was a Burgess of Stirling in 1574. The Galloway family of Mackies enjoyed great prosperity and influence in the 16th Century and the first half of the 17th Century, and were enthusiastic supporters of the Covenanters, the defenders of Presbyterianism...

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