Last name: McKay
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I'm a Mackay and I would love to find out more about my families history :)
My McKay name comes from Jamaica, but I can't find any information about the circumstances of how it got there....
Hello guys great to see all of you on here are any of us related?
My maiden name is McCay...I have no idea of my heritage. I am from the South East of the United States.
Would love to know more about my late family
So I'm wondering if the Jamaican part of McKay is also related to to the Irish part of McKay ?
terry w. mckay
I can help any of you with the names of Mckay in the numerous spellings and McCoys are Mckays
We derive from the picts an ancient tribe that was one of the first settlers in scotland from the highlands originally we travelled to Ireland hence why thers mckays there to
Do we have Viking blood?
"Mackay" spelling comes from the highlands. The spelling "McKay" is the Lowlands of Scotland.
Looks like the name McKay (Mine Own) or MacKay has the following Gaelic name spellings; MacAoidh or MacAodh respectively. After much digging about, the MacAoidh is indeed from the Highlands, with the latter from the Southern Uplands. I've managed to trace some of my kin back, and I seem to have the 'MacAoidh' links for McKay. I also know of another name-sake from over the pond, and his links come from the MacAodh (McKay - Southern Uplands) side of things, who ended up in the Argentina diamond mines! Going to keep on going with this, as it's something I'd never have though about. :D
I am a McKay from California. My grandfather, whom I never met was a Native American from Ohio named Thomas McKay. I am African American as far as I know. I wonder how the surname crossed cultural barriers. If you have info please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org