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Mackey Family History

Mackey Name Meaning
Pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, this is Irish, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha’, a personal name meaning ‘virile’, ‘manly’.With the stress on the second syllable, it is a variant of Scottish and Irish McKay.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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189,697 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
29,362 Military Records
16,283 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Mackey Families

  • Number of Mackey families
     322 - 641
     108 - 321
     1 - 107
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mackey families
     120 - 237
     41 - 119
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mackey families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mackey Family Origin

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Mackey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mackey

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Mackey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mackey census records

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Mackey Civil War Service Records

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