Keys



Parishes where Keys 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:1Armagh:5Cork:1Cork city:2
Derry:8Donegal:8Down:2Dublin:2
Fermanagh:62Kerry:1Kildare:2Kilkenny:12
Laois:22Limerick:32Mayo:5Offaly:4
Roscommon:1Tipperary:9Tyrone:14Waterford:3
Westmeath:1Wexford:15Wicklow:2

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.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Kayes: 23
Kays: 27
Keayes: 3
Keays: 55
Kee: 43
Key: 17
Keye: 4
Keyes: 41
Keys: 214
McCay: 139
McGuy: 2
McKeay: 3

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Kayse
Kayze
Kees
M'Kay
Mac Quay
MacAodha
McCee
McQuay
McQue


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