Last name: McKay
© Copyright: Name Origin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2014
So I'm wondering if the Jamaican part of McKay is also related to to the Irish part of McKay ?
Would love to know more about my late family
My maiden name is McCay...I have no idea of my heritage. I am from the South East of the United States.
Hello guys great to see all of you on here are any of us related?
My McKay name comes from Jamaica, but I can't find any information about the circumstances of how it got there....
Maybe it went across by plane?
My name also came from Jamaica, and the strange thing is as a mixed raced Black with white mother i have a few ginger hairs in my beard so somewhere along the line the genes came from scotland along with the name
Same here, My parents are actually Jamaican
I have an assignment on and I need to find information on the name McKay ASAP!
I'm a Mackay and I would love to find out more about my families history :)
Irish , my ancestors are heard are from Ireland. but i am from Jamaica . so I'm called "Blacq Irish" Loving it.
My great grandfather came to New Zealand from Armoy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland with his family in 1893. My family tree has gone back two more generations.
Very proud to be a direct descendant of the McKay clan! Manu Forte!
I'm a Mckay and very proud of my clan , I would love to learn more of out clan history.
Edward Joseph McKay Jr.
most distant McKay I have is from Ireland WIlliam McKay/Margaret Meadly Ulster, Antrim, Ireland (Born 1776)
maybe one more generation.?.. i always thought i was a hightlander gotta prove it some how
well im a mckay as well but ive only found that my gg grandparents were from portugal ..cant go back farther or so it seems
proud to be a McKay MANU FORTI
I love seeing so many McKays on here!
the clan McKay descends from the celts picts and vikings it is an irish and scottish name the scottish variant being MacKay
What I myself have found is that McKay is both Irish and Scottish. Considering the term scot is from the gaelic term scotus thus meaning Irish Scot. Just what I have researched so far.
i think the name is irish with maybe a little scottish mixed.
The surname McKay is Scottish - strictly. The only Irish people who have the surname McKay are those from Scottish backgrounds - i.e the large migration of Lowland Scots who immigrated to Northern Ireland during the Ulster Plantation who are known today as "Scotch-Irish". This database mistakes too many Scottish surnames for Irish.
Julie Mckay.Newcastle Upon Tyne
I have always believed the name is Scottish, i find it rather interesting that the name goes back so far....
McKay is a Scottish name! People with the name left Scotland and settled in Ireland, that said the name is Scottish of Pictish origin. Angus McKay - Isleoronsay, Skye, Scotland, EU
Yea, its from ancient Pictish clan in areas of Caithness and Sutherland.
Norse-Pictish* I meant to put.