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Re: McCoy - a Sept or another spelling??
Posted by: Bridget Kopetzky Date: October 31, 2001 at 08:10:01
In Reply to: McCoy - a Sept or another spelling?? by Fr. Scott Archer of 986

I just came across your January question about McCoy and Mackay. My McCoy was originally Mackay. When my Mackay ancestors arrived in Canada in 1750s they signed their names "Mackay". They married French Canadian women and remained in Canada after the end of the war. The name remained Mackay until mid 1800s when one of my ancestors began going by McKay. About 1880 his son moved to Michigan and became known as McCoy.
It is my understanding that McCoy is usually an Irish name.



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