Mclaughlin Family History
Mclaughlin Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lochlainn ‘son of the Norseman’ from the personal name Lochlann ‘stranger Norseman’ from a term denoting Scandinavia (possibly ‘land of lakes/fjords’). This was a ruling family in Ulster. See also Laughlin and compare the Scottish form McLachlan .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press