The Irish surname McCoy, also found in Scotland and the Isle of Man, is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Aodha meaning “son of Aodh,”an ancient personal name, also anglicized as “Hugh,” meaning “fire,” originally the name of a pagan god. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Cucail Mac Aedha. This was dated 1098, in the dictionary of Manx Names. Notable bearers of the name include include Rev. Edward Mc Coy (1839 - 1872), a noted Gaelic writer, and Sir Frederick Mac Coy (1823 - 1899) a Dublin-born naturist, best known for his work in that field in Australia.
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