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McLaggen is a Scottish surname, an anglicised form of the Gaelic ''Mac Gille Adhagain'', meaning "son of the servant of Adocan."<ref>"[http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/McLaggan McLaggen]" on The Internet Surname Database</ref><ref name="ancestry">"[http://www.ancestry.com/facts/McLagan-family-history.ashx McLagan]" on Ancestry.com</ref>
 
McLaggen is a Scottish surname, an anglicised form of the Gaelic ''Mac Gille Adhagain'', meaning "son of the servant of Adocan."<ref>"[http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/McLaggan McLaggen]" on The Internet Surname Database</ref><ref name="ancestry">"[http://www.ancestry.com/facts/McLagan-family-history.ashx McLagan]" on Ancestry.com</ref>
   
[[J. K. Rowling]] revealed that she discovered the surname while writing ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and felt compelled to use it for a character because she thought it was "too good to waste".<ref>[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/news_view.cfm?id=80 J. K. Rowling at the 2004 Edinburgh Book Festival]</ref>
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[[J. K. Rowling]] revealed that she discovered the surname while writing ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' and felt compelled to use it for a character because she thought it was "too good to waste".<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20110721043646/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/news_view.cfm?id=80 J. K. Rowling at the 2004 Edinburgh Book Festival]</ref>
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:56, March 3, 2015

Mclaggen
McLaggen family
Family heritage
Blood status

Wizarding family, unknown degree

Notable family members

Cormac McLaggen

Status

Presumably extant

Affiliation
House(s)

Gryffindor

McLaggen is the surname of a wizarding family. It is unknown if they are pure-blood, or have both Muggle and magical heritage.

Family MembersEdit

Possible RelationsEdit

EtymologyEdit

McLaggen is a Scottish surname, an anglicised form of the Gaelic Mac Gille Adhagain, meaning "son of the servant of Adocan."[1][2]

J. K. Rowling revealed that she discovered the surname while writing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and felt compelled to use it for a character because she thought it was "too good to waste".[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. "McLaggen" on The Internet Surname Database
  2. "McLagan" on Ancestry.com
  3. J. K. Rowling at the 2004 Edinburgh Book Festival

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