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McCoy Early Origins



The surname McCoy was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they trace their origins through Amhailgadh, brother of Flaitheartach on the Maguire pedigree. He was in turn ancestor of MacAodh. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
This line was native Irish, not to be confused with the group who descend from Mary MacCoy, wife of Duncan Campbell, of Inverary, Scotland who settled in Ulster, part of the Plantation of Ireland. They held lands in Londonderry.

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McCoy Spelling Variations


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McCoy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCoy, MacCooey and others.

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McCoy Early History


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McCoy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCoy research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1839, 1872, 1832, 1899, 1715 and 1774 are included under the topic Early McCoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCoy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Donald McCoy, who arrived in South Carolina in 1716
  • John McCoy, who landed in South Carolina in 1716
  • Paul McCoy, who arrived in Virginia in 1716
  • Denis McCoy and his wife Catharine, who were colonists in Amelia county, Virginia in 1719
  • Cormack McCoy, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel McCoy, who landed in Ohio in 1803
  • Bryan McCoy, aged 32, landed in New York in 1812
  • Dennis McCoy, aged 34, landed in New York in 1812
  • Neil McCoy, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Patrick McCoy, aged 16, landed in Buffalo, NY in 1827
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McCoy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McCoy, who arrived in Quebec in 1838
  • Samuel McCoy, who arrived in Canada in 1839

McCoy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary A. McCoy, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Thomas McCoy, aged 33, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Ann McCoy, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • George McCoy, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Anne McCoy, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCoy (post 1700)



  • Michael Charles "Mike" McCoy (1953-2016), American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers (1976-1983)
  • Matt McCoy (b. 1958), American actor
  • Horace McCoy (1897-1955), American writer, best known for his They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1935) which was later made into a movie 14 years after his death
  • Kansas Joe McCoy (1905-1950), American Delta blues musician and songwriter
  • Major-General Frank Ross McCoy (1874-1954), American Commanding General 2nd Army (1935-1936)
  • Timothy John Fitzgerald "Tim" McCoy (1891-1978), American actor so popular with youngsters as a cowboy star that he appeared on the cover of Wheaties cereal boxes
  • Al McCoy (1894-1966), American middleweight champion boxer
  • Colt McCoy (b. 1986), American football quarterback
  • Charlie McCoy (b. 1941), American musician
  • Major General Robert Bruce McCoy (1867-1926), American officer in the National Guard in the early 20th century awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, and Croix de guerre during World War I
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McCoy Historic Events


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McCoy Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. R L McCoy, British Assistant Pantryman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. John William McCoy, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Thomas McCoy, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Patrick L Mccoy, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Miss Catherine Agnes McCoy, aged 29, Irish Third Class passenger from Carrickatane, Tyrone who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 16
  • Miss Alice McCoy, aged 26, Irish Third Class passenger from Carrickatane, Tyrone who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 16
  • Mr. Bernard McCoy, aged 24, Irish Third Class passenger from Carrickatane, Tyrone who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived in the sinking in life boat 16

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Suggested Readings for the name McCoy


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Suggested Readings for the name McCoy



  • Squirrel Huntin' Sam McCoy by Hobert McCoy.
  • The McCoys by Truda Williams McCoy.

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McCoy Family Crest Products


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McCoy Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)

Other References

  1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  11. ...

The McCoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCoy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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