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No M'Kay households in mid-19th century Ireland


M'Kay households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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No M'Kay households in the Primary Valuation between 1847 and 1864.

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

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 Aodha: Mac Kay, Mac Coy: an-líonmhar, C. Uladh: MacKay in Aontraim go sonrach. MacCoy le fáil i gC. Mumhain - Iarthar Luimnigh go sonrach. Clann ghallóglach a tháinig ó Albain le Muintir Mhic Dhónaill, agus gur bhog cuid acu ó dheas sa 16 céad.Tá comhchiallaigh Eason agus Hewson ag gabháil leo, leis. IF, SI & SGG.
Mac Aoidh: rare: scattered. Ir. Lang. See Mac Coy.
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
Kee 43
Key 17
Keye 4
Keyes 41
Keys 214
Mackey 551
Makay 1
Makee 7
McGuy 2
McKay 282
McKea 2
McKee 813
McKey 94
McKie 9


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
M'Kay
Mac Aodha
Mac Aoidh
Mac Quay
MacAodha
MacCae
MacKay
MacKee
Mackie
McCae
McCee
McQuay
McQue


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