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Mcaleer Name Meaning

Irish (Armagh and Tyrone): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Uidhir ‘son of the swarthy lad’ from Gaelic odhar (genitive uidhir) ‘swarthy dun-colored weatherbeaten’. Compare the Scottish Anglicization McClure .

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

Similar surnames: Mcateer, Mclear, Mcaleese, Mcafee, Mcallen, Mcatee, Mcaree, Mciver

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Where is the Mcaleer family from?

You can see how Mcaleer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcaleer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcaleer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Mcaleer families living in Prince Edward Island. This was about 60% of all the recorded Mcaleer's in Canada. Prince Edward Island had the highest population of Mcaleer families in 1911.
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What did your Mcaleer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcaleer. 40% of Mcaleer men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Mcaleer women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Mcaleer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcaleer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcaleer. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Mcaleer. For the veterans among your Mcaleer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcaleer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mcaleer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mcaleer in 1955 was 44, and 78 in 2004.

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