McGee (surname)

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Map of Gaelic Ireland showing the territory of the Ulaid c. 900

McGee or McKee (Irish: Mac Aodha, meaning "son of Aodh") is an English language surname of Irish origin. The surname McGee was first found in along the border of counties Donegal and Tyrone (Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they are thought to be descended from the Colla Uais. McGee was later a chieftain clan of the Ulaid, of which their territory corresponded to the Islandmagee peninsula in modern-day County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is also anglicised as "McCoy".[1]

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