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McKie Surname Origin
(Origin Celtic or Gaelic) The son of a dog; figuratively, the son of a champion. The Britons, Celts, and Gauls, applied the names of various animals to their heroes, indicative of strength, endurance, courage, or swiftness. This name is derived from Mac, son, and cu, kei, or ki, a wolf-dog. The common hound was called Gayer.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
McKie Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to McKie family history than the origin of your surname:
A McKie Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738