The Scottish surname Mack, also found in Ireland, is found chiefly in the county of Berwickshire. The name Mack is derived from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus). Records of the name in Berwickshire include include John Mak, who witnessed a land charter in Ayton, in the year 1470, and William Make, recorded in Lanark in 1510. John Mack was a boundary witness in 1651, and Marion Mack was a burgess of Kircudbright in 1800. The name is first recorded in the New World in 1651 when Henry Mack arrived in Boston, Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 67,000 bearers of the name Mack living in the US.
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