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Mcarthur Surname Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Artair ‘son of Arthur’ (see Arthur ).

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


Similar surnames: Arthur, Mccarter, Mcgregor, Macarthur, Mccarthy, Mcateer, Mccartan

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Where is the Mcarthur family from?

You can see how Mcarthur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcarthur family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcarthur families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 171 Mcarthur families living in Ontario. This was about 27% of all the recorded Mcarthur's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mcarthur families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcarthur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcarthur ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcarthur. 40% of Mcarthur men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Mcarthur women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcarthur were Carpenter and Servant. .

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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
    40%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Servant
    8%
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Census Records

There are 168,000 census records available for the last name Mcarthur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcarthur 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcarthur. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Mcarthur. For the veterans among your Mcarthur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcarthur lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcarthur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcarthur in 1945 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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