Macay households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Kee fairly numerous: W Ulster. Ir. Mac Aoidh, from first name Aodh (fire). One of many synonyms. See Mac Kee. MIF.
MacAodha rare: scattered. Ir. Lang. See Hayes & Hughes.
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.
Mackie Quite numerous: Down-Armagh etc. Ir. Mac Aoidh. See Mac Kee.
Ó Macdha Mackey: líon beag: Luimneach-Tiobraid Árann-Corcaigh. Ainmníodh Baile Uí Mhacdha in Urmhumhain uathu. Brí: fearúil - feiliúnach don iománaí iomráiteach úd, Mick Mackey, gaiscíoch na Luimníoch, caoga blian ó shoin.


  • Macay in 1659.
  • Macay births mapped 1864-1913
  • Macay Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname

Parishes where Macay and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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