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The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames - free webinar replay by Carol Baxter now available to view for limited time

The recording of today's webinar, "The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames" by Carol Baxter is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

If you have already worked out that ‘Mc’ and ‘Mac’ surnames are the most complicated British surnames, you must listen to this webinar. And if you haven’t already worked this out, you must absolutely listen to this webinar. ‘Mc’ surnames are double the trouble because they can suffer distortions at the beginning, middle and end of the ‘Mc’ prefix as well as at the beginning, middle and end of the rest of the surname, the root word. Sound glides are a particular problem, in which the ‘k’ sound at the end of the ‘Mc’ prefix distorts the first letter of the root word (e.g. McCue/McKew/McHugh, McLachlan/McGloughlan). Transcription errors can also produce a non-‘Mc’ surname (e.g. Mackever/Markever) which can prove a trap for the unwary. This seminar will help you keep you sane when you encounter the complexities of these mad Scottish-origin surnames.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 17 minute recording of "The Madness of ‘Mc’ Surnames" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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