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This interesting surname is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "Mac Craith", the earlier form of which was "Mac Raith", composed of the elements "Mac" meaning son of plus "Rath" an old byname meaning grace or prosperity. The name originated independently in Ireland and Scotland. "Maqi rati" is engraved on an ancient ogham stone at Keenrath, Co. Cork, Ireland and one Macraith de (of) Ospital, witnessed the gift of a church to the canons of Holyrood, Scotland, in the reign of Malcolm 1V (1154-1165).

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