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Mac Family History

Mac Name Meaning

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 麥 (see Mai ) and 莫 (see Mo ). Vietnamese (Mạc): from Chinese 莫 ‘nothing; nonexistent’; see Mo Polish; Slovak (Mác and Máč): unexplained. Possibly also Scottish and Irish: from a shortened form of a surname beginning with Mac- ‘son’ (see Mack ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mack, May, Mach, Lac, Mae, Nace, Mao, Mai, Mace, Hau

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Where is the Mac family from?

You can see how Mac families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mac family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mac families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Mac families living in Alberta. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mac's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Mac families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mac surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mac ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mac. 69% of Mac men worked as a Farmer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    69%
  • Cook
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Labourer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 311,000 census records available for the last name Mac. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mac census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 105,000 immigration records available for the last name Mac. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 70,000 military records available for the last name Mac. For the veterans among your Mac ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mac lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Mac life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Mac in 1960 was 65, and 73 in 2004.

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