Birth Name: Hubert Neal McGaughey, Jr.
Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 30, 1958
*father – English, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German
*mother – Filipino
Neal McCoy is an American country music singer.
His father was from Texas, and was mostly of English, Scottish, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German, descent. His mother was from the Philippines. He originally used the name McGoy, then took on McCoy, both as versions of his birth name McGaughey. He is married to Melinda, with whom he has two children.
Neal’s paternal grandfather was Benjamin McGaughey (the son of William Munroe McGaughey and Paralee A. Holcomb). Benjamin was born in Texas. William was born in Texas, the son of Samuel McSpadden McGaughey and Florentine Couch. Paralee was born in Texas, the daughter of John Wesley Holcomb and Eliza Jane Lowe.
Neal’s paternal grandmother was Novis Clara Acker (the daughter of Albert Sidney Acker and Ada Isabella Haney). Novis was born in Texas. Albert was born in Texas, the son of Joseph Pinckney Acker and Anna Rebecca Whitaker. Ada was born in Texas, the daughter of Richard Thomas Haney and Sarah Elizabeth Booth.
Neal’s maternal grandfather was Vincente Escueta (the son of Lucilo Escueta and Petra Duviao). Vincente was born in Manila, Philippines.
Neal’s maternal grandmother was Paulina Martinez (the daughter of José Martinez and Lina Carbonel). Paulina was born in Manila, Philippines. Lina was born in San Miguel, Manila, the daughter of Miguel Carbonel and Ana Del Rosario.
Sources: Genealogies of Neal’s parents – http://familysearch.org
Obituary of Neal’s mother – http://findagrave.com
The name McCoy does not come his stepfather. He originally went by Neal “McGoy” professionally as an easier spelling of McGaughey. Eventually, “McGoy” became McCoy.