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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


Similar surnames: Mcroy, Mccay, Mccloy, Mcvoy, Mccone, Mcconn, Mccary, Mccook, Mcclory

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Where is the Mccoy family from?

You can see how Mccoy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccoy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccoy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 226 Mccoy families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Mccoy's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Mccoy families in 1840.
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What did your Mccoy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mccoy. 19% of Mccoy men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mccoy women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccoy were Truck Driver and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Cook
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 87,000 military records available for the last name Mccoy. For the veterans among your Mccoy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccoy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mccoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mccoy in 1940 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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