I what taught that my last name which starts the Mc that the c should be above the symbol =, does anyone know what this means?

I can not really type it out on a key board but if you write it out with a pencil you can see the M "lower case c with = under it".

  • Check out the answers of this similar question Jul 6, 2023 at 20:47
  • This isn't standard, although there are various ways of writing Mc, including with a single line under the C - see Wikipedia. Otherwise, speak to your relatives about how they prefer to write it.
    – Stuart F
    Jul 6, 2023 at 20:51
  • It's a stylistic choice. If it's your own name, you are entitled to write it however you wish. Nonwithstanding any vanity aspect that a reader may ascribe to it. I know of someone who insists that his first name is "aLan". Jul 6, 2023 at 21:14
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    See Moving the lower case ‘c’ up flush with the ‘M’ in the last name MᶜNeil?; the most highly upvoted answer to that question comprises an answer to this one.
    – jsw29
    Jul 7, 2023 at 16:00
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    The title doesn't match the question body. The title says "etymology" but the body is asking about orthography.
    – shoover
    Jul 7, 2023 at 16:06


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