Kays



Parishes where Kays and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:1Clare:1Dublin:1Dublin city:1
Fermanagh:2Galway:1Kildare:1Limerick:2
Longford:1Offaly:3Tyrone:13

Surname Dictionary

Kayes rare: Belfast area.
Keays rare: Limerick etc. See Keyes.
Keyes numerous: South East, Limerick, Ulster. Ir. Mac Aoidh (SGA). Woulfe gives Mac an Chaoich, caoch, blind and a Cavan name. The name exists in England with diverse origins. DBS.
Keys numerous: Ulster, particularly Derry-Donegal, Galway etc. Ir. Mac Aoidh. Also as MacKee, q.v.
Mac an Chaoich Keyes, Mac Kee: de Bhulbh amháin a luann an sloinne seo agus ní léir conas idirdhealú le Mac Aoidh. Deir sé gur bhain sé leis na Raghallaigh i mBreifne agus go raibh sé i Luimneach & Tiobraid Árann. Is fíor go bhfuil Keyes i Luimneach le fada.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Kayes: 23
Kays: 27
Keayes: 3
Keays: 55
Key: 17
Keye: 4
Keyes: 41
Keys: 214

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Kayse
Kayze
Kees
Mac an Chaoich


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