Keys


Keys households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Kayes rare: Belfast area.
Keays rare: Limerick etc. See Keyes.
Kee fairly numerous: W Ulster. Ir. Mac Aoidh, from first name Aodh (fire). One of many synonyms. See Mac Kee. MIF.
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.
MacAodha rare: scattered. Ir. Lang. See Hayes & Hughes.

The surname


Parishes where Keys and a second surname are found together

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Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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