Mckay Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy.

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


Similar surnames: Mccay, Mccoy, Mcnay, Mccary, May, Mcclay, Mckey, Mcrae, Mackey, Mcroy

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Mckay Family Origin

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Mckay Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    6%
  • Shepherd

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Crofter

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mckay family was Crofter. The most common Mckay occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 6% of Mckay's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Shepherd and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mckay.

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Mckay Historical Records

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Mckay Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Mckay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mckay in 1941 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mckay

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