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Origins of the McGoey surname

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About the McGoeys

We have a total number of 613 records for people with the last name McGoey.

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Where do most McGoeys live?

In 1921, most McGoeys lived in East Midlands.

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Interesting facts about McGoeys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 46 records for the McGoey surname. The oldest one dates back to 1861.

Who were McGoeys most likely to marry?

Mc Goeys



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What are the most common McGoey first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McGoeys

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

Common Female occupations for McGoeys in 1921
Wool Factory Worker


Assistant Teacher


Clothier Dealer




Kitchenmaid Domestic


Common Male occupations for McGoeys in 1921
Blacksmith Hammerman




C S Ordnance Survey




Chelsea Pensioner


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