Prescott is derived from the Old English "preost" (meaning "priest") plus "cot" (meaning "cottage". In effect, the surname means: "from the priest's cottage".
Dreyfus is an Ashkenazic Jewish surname taken from the town of "Trier" on the Moselle, known in France as "Trèves". Both the German and French names of this city are derived from the Latin "Treverorum", which is the plural genitive form of "Treveri", a Celtic tribal name "of uncertain etymology".
The Macon which you're familiar with may be an African-American name, as you suggest, but according to Hanks & Hodges a possible different Macon happens to be a variation of "Mason", which is an English and Scots occupational name for a stonemason.
Salazar is a Spanish and Portuguese habitation name, ultimately of Basque origin, from Romance "sala" (meaning "hall") plus Basque "zahar" (meaning "old"). So, in effect, the name means: "from the old hall".
Source: *A Dictionary of Surnames*, by Hanks & Hodges (Oxford University Press, 1988).
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