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Mccoy Family History

Mccoy Name Meaning
Irish (Limerick): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’, originally the name of a pagan god. Thus it has the same origin as McGee, McKay and McKee.

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

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495,173 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
82,804 Military Records
21,308 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Mccoy Families

  • Number of Mccoy families
     432 - 862
     145 - 431
     1 - 144
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mccoy families
     158 - 314
     53 - 157
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mccoy families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mccoy Family Origin

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Mccoy Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mccoy

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Mccoy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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