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The surname Keough originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEochaidh" or "Mac Eochaidh," derived from an Irish personal name "Eachaidh," meaning a "horseman."

Keough Early Origins



The surname Keough was first found in Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times at Ballymackeogh, and were descended from the MacKeoghs who in turn were descended from their eponymous ancestor Eochaidh O'Kelly one of the ancient Kings of Ui Maine.

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Keough Spelling Variations


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Keough Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Keough can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

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Keough Early History


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Keough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keough research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1653, 1725, 1798, 1828, 1893, 1534, 1653, 1725 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Keough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Keough 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Keough family came to North America quite early:

Keough Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Keough, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Michael Keough, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Dennis Keough, aged 33, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Lewis Keough, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878
  • William Keough, aged 26, who arrived in America, in 1893

Keough Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Yawight Keough, who arrived in America, in 1904
  • James Keough, aged 35, who arrived in America from Dublin, in 1904
  • John Keough, aged 33, who arrived in America from Limerick, in 1904
  • Francis J. Keough, aged 58, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1906
  • Thomas Keough, aged 27, who arrived in America from Ballingarry, Ireland, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keough Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John Keough, aged 23, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1911
  • Mary Keough, aged 26, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1913
  • William Keough, aged 18, who arrived in Carbonear, Newfoundland, in 1922
  • Andrew Keough, aged 36, who arrived in America from Bonavista, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • Bernard Keough, aged 34, who arrived in America from Bonavista, Newfoundland, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Keough Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Keough, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett"
  • Henry Keough, aged 31, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
  • Mary Keough, aged 27, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"
  • James Keough, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Glentanner"
  • Edmond Keough, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Caucasian"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keough (post 1700)



  • W. C. Keough, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • John C. Keough Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1980
  • George H. Keough, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Gorham; elected 1938, 1956; Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Gorham, 1956
  • Bruce Keough (b. 1956), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 2004
  • George Francis Keough, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for clerk of the Illinois Supreme Court, 1938
  • Barbara K. Keough, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • John Keough (b. 1835), Irish-born, American Union Army officer in the American Civil War who was awarded the Medal of Honor for capturing the battle flag of the Confederate States Army's 50th Georgia Infantry
  • Shawn A. Keough (b. 1959), American politician, Member of the Idaho Senate (1996-)
  • Luke Keough (b. 1991), American cyclist, member of the team UnitedHealthcare
  • Richard Martin "Marty" Keough (b. 1934), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1956 through 1966
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Keough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keough 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 November 2016 at 16:26.

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