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Keys 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).

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


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and an all-Ireland parish map (paying).
Antrim 1 Armagh 5
Cork 1 Cork city 2
Derry 8 Donegal 8
Down 2 Dublin 2
Fermanagh 62 Kerry 1
Kildare 2 Kilkenny 12
Laois 22 Limerick 32
Mayo 5 Offaly 4
Roscommon 1 Tipperary 9
Tyrone 14 Waterford 3
Westmeath 1 Wexford 15
Wicklow 2    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Kayes: rare: Belfast area.
Keays: rare: Limerick etc. See Keyes.
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.
MacAodha: rare: scattered. Ir. Lang. See Hayes & Hughes.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Kayes 23
Kays 27
Keayes 3
Keays 55
Key 17
Keye 4
Keyes 41
Keys 214
McGuy 2


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Kees
M'Kay
Mac Quay
MacAodha
McCee
McQuay
McQue


SECOND SURNAME


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