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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
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A McKie Family History Thought:
'Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history' -- Cicero