Early Origins of the McCooy family
The surname McCooy 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. 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.
Early History of the McCooy family
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McCooy Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the McCooy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCooy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Daniel MacCoy settled in Virginia in 1716; along with Denis, his wife Catherine; Hugh, John, Patrick, and Paul MacCoy settled there between 1716 and 1720.