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Maclin Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: perhaps a variant (with shifted stress) of Irish McGlynn or Scottish McLean . The name is chiefly found in Armargh Ireland and Lancashire England.

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

Similar surnames: Mclin, Mclain, Machin, Mallin, Mcclain, Camlin, Fallin, Maddin

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Where is the Maclin family from?

You can see how Maclin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maclin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maclin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Maclin family living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Maclin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Maclin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maclin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maclin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maclin. 44% of Maclin men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Maclin women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maclin were Farm Laborer and Laundress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Operator
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Farm Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Maclin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Maclin 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Maclin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Maclin. For the veterans among your Maclin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maclin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Maclin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Maclin in 1946 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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