When Frederick Steven McKay was born on 10 March 1924, in Little Harbour, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Samuel Francis McKay, was 39 and his mother, Clara Lawlor, was 33. He died on 13 March 1999, in Dartmouth, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 75.
Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McKee , McGee , McCoy , and McHugh .
History: This is the surname of several Irish and Scottish families, including Clan Mackay, a Highland clan traditionally associated with Sutherland in the far northwest of Scotland.