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Mackey Family History

Mackey Name Meaning

Pronounced with the stress on the first syllable this is Irish an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha’ a personal name meaning ‘virile manly’. With the stress on the second syllable it is a variant of Scottish and Irish McKay .

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

Similar surnames: Mackley, Markey, Manley, Macken, Maxey, Lackey, Macey, Mckey, Mackay

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Where is the Mackey family from?

You can see how Mackey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mackey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mackey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 229 Mackey families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Mackey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mackey families in 1911.
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What did your Mackey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mackey. 45% of Mackey men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mackey women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mackey were Laborer and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 171,000 census records available for the last name Mackey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mackey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Mackey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Mackey. For the veterans among your Mackey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mackey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mackey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mackey in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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