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Origins of the Mackey surname

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About the Mackeys

We have a total number of 23500 records for people with the last name Mackey.

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Where do most Mackeys live?

In 1921, most Mackeys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Mackeys

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 12,600 records for the Mackey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Mackeys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Mackey first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Mackeys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mackeys in 1921


Living On Own Means






Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Mackeys in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Farm Hands


Coal Miner


General Labourer


General Farmers


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