14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Mckay Family History

Mckay Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy.

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

1,874,541 Historical Documents with Mckay on Ancestry.com
380,678 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
54,612 Military Records
206,689 Immigration Records
479,810 Census and Voter Lists
752,752 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Mckay Families

  • Number of Mckay families
     218 - 434
     73 - 217
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mckay families
     214 - 426
     72 - 213
     1 - 71
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mckay families
     1,410 - 2,818
     471 - 1,409
     1 - 470
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Mckay census records

You can see how Mckay families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Mckay census records >

Mckay Family Origin

Click on a place to view Mckay immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Mckay families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Mckay immigration records >

Mckay Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Mckay immigration records

You can find out when most of the Mckay families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Mckay immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Mckay

Click on a circle in the chart to view Mckay birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Mckay ancestors in the SSDI

Mckay Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mckay census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Mckay ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Mckay census records >

Mckay Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Mckay military records >

Message Board about Mckay 1108 Threads, 75 Messages

Look up another family name
×