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This most interesting surname, with variant spellings Mac Alester, Mac Alister, Mac Allaster, Macc Allister, etc., derives from the Gaelic "Mac Alasdair", which translates as "son of (Mac) Alexander". Alexander comes from the Greek personal name "Alexandros", defender of men, from the Greek elements "Alexein", to defend, and "aner", man (andros) and nowhere is the name so thoroughly national as in Scotland, where is the name so thoroughly national as in Scotland, where it was introduced by Queen Margaret, wife of King Malcolm Canmore (1057-1093), from the Hungarian Court, where she was raised.

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Colleen McCallister

Blessings, everyone, My father was Arthur William McCallister, born Aug 2,1929. The McCallister family goes back to Leitrim and Sligo, with a few from Armagh. It's an interesting search as the name is spelled McAllister, McAlister, McCallister....even within the same family units. Anyone think we might be related?


Deforest Alexander McAllister/born late 1800s in Nw York? , lived in Asheville, NC?/? resided in Cortland, NY. Enlisted in US Armed Forces in WWI.


Hello! my family is from Donabate, Co. Dublin, Ireland we are 40 members in argentina! our webpage is


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