Mackay Family History

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Mackay Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: see McKay.

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


Similar surnames: Mackey, Mckay, Mckoy, Mccray, Mckey, Mcclay, Mccay, Maclay, Mack

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Mackay Family Origin

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Mackay Family Occupations

What did your Mackay ancestors do for a living?

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  • Crofter

    7%
  • Fisherman

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Pauper

    3%

In 1881, the most common Mackay occupation in the UK was Crofter. 7% of Mackay's were Crofters. Crofter, Fisherman and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mackay. A less common occupation for the Mackay family was Pauper.

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Mackay Historical Records

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Mackay Life Expectancy

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Famous Mackay Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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