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Mcadam Family History

Mcadam Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Adaim ‘son of Adam’. In Ireland, it has also been adopted as a surname by bearers of the names McCadden (in County Armagh) and McCaw (in County Cavan), as well as by bearers of a number of unrelated names including Barry (a Norman family in County Cork).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mcada, Adam, Mcadoo, Mcham, Mcclam, Macadam, Mcatee, Mckean, Mcaree

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Where is the Mcadam family from?

You can see how Mcadam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcadam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcadam families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 38 Mcadam families living in New Brunswick. This was about 22% of all the recorded Mcadam's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcadam families in 1911.
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What did your Mcadam ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcadam. 32% of Mcadam men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mcadam women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcadam were Labourer and Income.

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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
    32%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Journalier
    7%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Income
    12%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Mcadam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcadam 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcadam. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mcadam. For the veterans among your Mcadam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcadam lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcadam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Mcadam in 1942 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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