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Subject: Re: Origin and Meaning
Author: Menke   (Authenticated as menke)
Date: September 18, 2004 at 4:08:11 AM
Reply to: Origin and Meaning by Maclovia Blakley
Your name is...Breton. The Bretons were (and still are) a people that live in Bretagne, France. They are originally a Celtic tribe with their own language and at the time of the Fall of Roman Empire, they moved out of Britain to the coast of France where nowadays Bretagne is. They were due to leave Britain because the Anglo-Saxons came from Germany (mainly) and drove them out of nowadays England.

Your name is also a saint's name: Maclovius. This is the latinized form of Malo or Maclou. There are quite some places in France with the name Saint-Malo or Saint-Maclou, especially in Bretagne.

Because the Bretons are a Celtic tribe, the name Maclou probably means the same as MacLoughlin: 'son of Lou(ghlin)'.
The name Loughlin you can find in the database under Lochlainn. Just follow the hyperlink to see its meaning.

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