Mcafee Family History

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Mcafee Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibhshíthe ‘son of Duibhshíth’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + síth ‘peace’. Compare Duffy.

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

Similar surnames: Mcatee, Mcaree, Mcabee, Mcphee, Mcateer, Mcaleer, Mcgee, Mcnee

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Mcafee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcafee name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mcafee. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Mcafee Family Origin

Where is the Mcafee family from?

Mcafee Family Occupations

What did your Mcafee ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mcafee family was Carpenter. Farmer, Student and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcafee. The most common Mcafee occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Mcafee's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcafee ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mcafee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Mcafee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcafee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcafee. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Mcafee. For the veterans among your Mcafee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcafee Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcafee lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcafee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mcafee in 1942 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcafee ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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