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he Scottish surname MacBeth is a personal name which has been used as a surname. The name was common in Scotland between the 11th and 14th centuries. The personal name is derived from

the Gaelic "Macc bethad" and literally signifies "son of life".

he most notable bearer of the name was MacBeth (1005 - 1057) who was King of Scotland from 1040 - 1057. He was a protector of the monks and the first Scottish king whose name appears in

ecclesiastical records as a benefactor of the Church.

acBeth's life was used as the basis of one of William Shakespeare's greatest dramas and he is generally remembered as a weak and irresolute man, although historical records disagree

with this view. The MacBeth Family name has nothing to do with the character in the play, as Scotland prospered greatly during his reign.

f you are a MacBeth descendant, you come from a proud and incredible history. Here, you will find a great deal of information about the clan that will be updated on a regular basis, so make sure you

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