Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCoy, MacCooey and others.
First found in county Cork where they held a family seat from early times.
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.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name McCoy
Squirrel Huntin' Sam McCoy by Hobert McCoy, The McCoys by Truda Williams McCoy.
Some noteworthy people of the name McCoy
* William S McCoy (d. 1948), American sea captain and smuggler during the U.S. Prohibition Era, famous for never watering his booze
* Charlie McCoy (b. 1941), American musician
* Colt McCoy (b. 1986), American football quarterback
* Al McCoy (1894-1966), American middleweight champion boxer
* Tim McCoy (1891-1978), American actor
* Joseph McCoy, 19th century cattle baron, frequently cited as the inspiration for the phrase "The Real McCoy"
* William Frederick McCoy, Lawyer
* Frederick McCoy (1823-1899), British palaeontologist
* Garry McCoy (b. 1972), Australian motorcycle racer
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