I want to quote O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees about the name
"Among the leading Irish families are the McCoy's. A member of this Irish family fought in King William and Queen Mary's forces in 1690.
One of the McCoy family married Duncan Campbell of Invarsary, Scotland who settled in Ireland at the time of the "Plantation of Ulster", by King James the Second of England. Their son John migrated to America in 1726.
The American family of McCoy have so multiplied during a residence of a century and three quarters in this country, and have become so connected by marriage, as to constitute a relationship between a large proportion of the population of the southern United States."
(**Please note that this is just one history of the McCoy name. We don't believe OUR line came from this line. We are currently working in another direction that looks promising.)
The oldest McCoy on our branch, that we know to date, is JOHN MCCOY.
"Old Grandpa McCoy" Southern Royalty
Click on "Old Grandpa McCoy" to see Generation #1