AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Mac ALSANDAIR—VM'Alexander, M'Alesandre, MacAlshander, MacAlshender, MacAlshinder, MacCalshander, MacElshander, MacKalshander, Alexander, etc.; 'son of Alexander,' (a not uncommon personal name among the Normans, specially common in Scotland). The surname, which came to us from Scotland, has assumed a great variety of forms. See Mac Alastair and Mac Alastruim, which are variants.

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