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Keye households in mid-19th century Ireland

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See below for a parish-by-parish breakdown of household numbers in each county (paying).

Keye households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Derry 1 Kildare 3

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Kayes: rare: Belfast area.
Keays: rare: Limerick etc. See Keyes.
Kee: fairly numerous: W Ulster. Ir. Mac Aoidh, from first name Aodh (fire). One of many synonyms. See Mac Kee. MIF.
Keyes: numerous: South East, Limerick, Ulster. Ir. Mac Aoidh (SGA). Woulfe gives Mac an Chaoich, caoch, blind and a Cavan name. The name exists in England with diverse origins. DBS.
Keys: numerous: Ulster, particularly Derry-Donegal, Galway etc. Ir. Mac Aoidh. Also as MacKee, q.v.
Mac Aoidh: rare: scattered. Ir. Lang. See Mac Coy.
Mac an Chaoich: Keyes, Mac Kee: de Bhulbh amháin a luann an sloinne seo agus ní léir conas idirdhealú le Mac Aoidh. Deir sé gur bhain sé leis na Raghallaigh i mBreifne agus go raibh sé i Luimneach & Tiobraid Árann. Is fíor go bhfuil Keyes i Luimneach le fada.
MacAodha: rare: scattered. Ir. Lang. See Hayes & Hughes.
MacKay: Very numerous: Ulster, especially Antrim; Dublin etc. Ir. Mac Aodha, from first name Aodh, "fire". Mainly a Scottish name. IF.
MacKee: Very numerous: Ulster generally, especially Down. Ir. Mac Aoidh, from first name Aodh meaning "fire". Various synonyms: Mac Kay, Mac Coy, Mac Hugh.
Mackie: Quite numerous: Down-Armagh etc. Ir. Mac Aoidh. See Mac Kee.
Mackey: numerous: all areas, especially Ulster, South East, Tipperary-Limerick. Ir. Ó Macdha (manly), a sept of Tipperary. In Ulster, it usually stands for Mac Aoidh, i.e. Mac Kee and Mac Kay, q.v. MIF.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Kayes 23
Kays 27
Keayes 3
Keays 55
Kee 43
Key 17
Keye 4
Keyes 41
Keys 214
Mackey 551
Makee 7
McGuy 2
McKay 282
McKee 813
McKey 94


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Kees
M'Kay
Mac Aoidh
Mac Quay
Mac an Chaoich
MacAodha
MacKay
MacKee
Mackie
McCee
McQuay
McQue


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