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

McKeogh Early Origins



The surname McKeogh 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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McKeogh Spelling Variations


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McKeogh Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period because the general population had to rely on local official's understanding of how their name should be spelt, hence spellings in records often changed through a person's lifetime. The following variations for the name McKeogh were encountered in the archives: Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

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McKeogh Early History


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McKeogh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKeogh 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 McKeogh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKeogh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKeogh Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKeogh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name McKeogh to North America:

McKeogh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McKeogh landed in Philadelphia in 1842

McKeogh Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Owen McKeogh, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"
  • Margaret McKeogh, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Sarah McKeogh, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Patrick McKeogh (aged 23) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • Ellen McKeogh (aged 22), a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKeogh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKeogh (post 1700)



  • John McKeogh, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1864

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    5. 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).
    6. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The McKeogh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKeogh 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 8 October 2015 at 14:13.

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