McGee households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Gee fairly rare: Waterford, Laois, Belfast. Ir. Mag Aoidh, from the personal name Aodh meaning "fire". Part of the widespread Mac Aodha (MacHugh, Magee, Hughes etc.) MacLysacht attributes the original septs to Antrim and W Meath. SI.
Ghee rare: Midlands. Ir. Mag Aoidh. A Scottish form of Magee (Ghie). SS.
MacGee numerous: all areas, especially Connacht, N Leinster & Ulster. Ir. Mag Aoidh, from first name Aodh "fire". See also Magee. IF.
MacGhee Quite numerous: Tyrone-Derry etc. See Magee.
Magee Very numerous: Northern Half, especially Ulster. Ir. Mag Aoidh, from first name Aodh, "fire". Note Island Magee in Antrim. In Scotland, the name is Mac Ghie, q.v. IF.
Maghie fairly rare: Antrim-Down. Ir. Mag Aoidh. See Magee.


  • McGee in 1659.
  • McGee births mapped 1864-1913
  • McGee 1901 census map
  • McGee 1911 census map
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The surname

Parishes where McGee and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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