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From: Paul Conroy <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Question about patronymics - MacAoidh
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 14:16:52 -0400
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MacAodh - Son of Hugh, has to be one of the names with the most variants
spellings today, as you have:
McKay, Kay, Kaye
McKey, McKee, Key, Kee
McKie, Mackey,
McHugh, McCue, McQ

Cheers,
Paul


On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Bernard Morgan
<>wrote:

>
>
> Interesting, I had read that the Mackays of Ugadale had no connection with
> the Mackays of Strathnaver? Though the pedigrees I have found make both
> branches from Aodh mac Gallbairt. I also came across an Ulster family of
> MacAoidh called MacKey.
>
>
> > On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Craig McKie <> wrote:
> >
> > > My given surname is McKie. This was originally Macaoidh in Gaelic. The
> > > seminal historical man was one Aie MacEth, rusticated from Strabane to
> > > the coast of Sutherland sometime near the end of the first millenium
> > > or so it is said. Nevertheless I was once berated by a woman at the
> > > Gaelic Society in Inverness for not adopting the 'official' anglicized
> > > spelling, MacKay.
>
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