Alexander McKay

January 1735–1798 (Age 63)
Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander McKay was born in January 1735, in Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland, his father, James McKay, was 22 and his mother, Grezell Neilson, was 21. He married Isabell Cameron on 20 October 1759, in Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1798, in Scotland, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Alexander McKay
1735–1798
Isabell Cameron
1741–1806
Marriage: 20 October 1759
Hugh Daniel McCoy
1761–1798
Lewis Mckay
1771–
Isabella Mackay
Catherine Mc Kay
1767–
Catharine Mc Kay
1775–
Jane Mac Kay
1779–
Alexander Mckay
1781–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 October 1759
Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(7)

    Male1761–1798Male

    Catherine Mc Kay

    Female1767–Female

    Male1771–Male

    Catharine Mc Kay

    Female1775–Female

    Jane Mac Kay

    Female1779–Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1712–1790Male

    Grezell Neilson

    Female1713–Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1735–1798Male

    James Mc Kay

    Male1752–Male

    James McKay

    Male1752–Male

    Jean Mc Kay

    Female1756–Female

    Male1757–Male

+3 More Children

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’, an ancient personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McCoy .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Alexander Mckay in entry for Hugh Mckay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander Mckay in entry for Alexander Mckay, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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