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Macdonald was the surname of a wizarding family. It is unknown if they were pure-blood, or had both magical and Muggle heritage.

Family members

Etymology

Macdonald is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic surname Mac Dhomhnuill, meaning "son of Domhnall.[1] Domhnall is the original Gaelic form of Donald,[2] and derives from the old Celtic elements domno, "world," and val, "rule."[1][3]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 "McDonald" on Ancestry.com
  2. "Domhnall" on Behind the Name
  3. "Donald" on Behind the Name