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Mc Family History

Mc Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ma, Mo, Mu, Mac, Ji, Lu, Yu, Ku, Li, Wu

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Where is the Mc family from?

You can see how Mc families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mc family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mc families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Mc families living in Quebec. This was about 69% of all the recorded Mc's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mc families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mc surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mc ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mc. 39% of Mc men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Mc women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mc were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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
    39%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Student
    18%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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What Mc family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6 million census records available for the last name Mc. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mc 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 1 million immigration records available for the last name Mc. 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 682,000 military records available for the last name Mc. For the veterans among your Mc ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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