Mccoy Family History

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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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Mccoy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mccoy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mccoy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    48%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    5%

  • Benin/Togo

    4%

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Mccoy Family Origin

Where is the Mccoy family from?

Mccoy Family Occupations

What did your Mccoy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dock Labourer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mccoy. The most common Mccoy occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 5% of Mccoy's were Dock Labourers. A less common occupation for the Mccoy family was Baker.

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  • Dock Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Baker

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mccoy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mccoy Historical Records

What Mccoy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 353,000 census records available for the last name Mccoy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccoycensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccoy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Mccoy Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mccoy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mccoy 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.

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