MacKay Coat of Arms / MacKay Family Crest

MacKay Coat of Arms / MacKay Family Crest

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Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKay, MacCay, MacQuey, MacQuoid, MacKaw, MacKy, MacKye, MacCoy, McCoy and many more.First found in Sutherland where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Denis McCoy and his wife Catharine, who were colonists in Amelia county, Virginia in 1719; Agnes, Angus, Alexander, Anna, Catherine, Daniel, George, James, John, Margaret, Neil, Samuel and William McKay, who all arrived in Pennsylvania in 1772.

(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)

Motto Translated: With a strong hand.

Suggested Readings for the name MacKay
Family Tree Record by Anthony Steward MacKay Dickins.
Some noteworthy people of the name MacKay

  • Captain John Mackay, Australian explorer, namesake of the city of Mackay, Queensland, settled in 1862. The expression “The real McCoy,” is often attributed to “Kid McCoy,” the name used by the flamboyant American boxing champion Norman Selby (1873-1940)
  • Alexander Murdoch Mackay (1849-1890), Scottish missionary
  • Fulton Mackay (1922-1987), Scottish actor
  • James Mackay (b. 1927), Scottish jurist
  • Keiler MacKay, Canadian Lieutenant Governor