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Mccabe Surname Meaning

Irish (especially Monaghan and Cavan): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cába ‘son of Cába’ a nickname or personal name of obscure origin. The surname belongs to a military galloglass family from the Scottish Hebrides apparently a branch of McLeod who were employed and settled in Cavan in the 14th century. It is likely that Mac Cába literally ‘son of cape’ originated as a nickname for a galloglass.

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

Similar surnames: Mccone, Mcclave, Mccaw, Mccaig, Mccart, Mccann, Mccary, Mcfate

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Where is the Mccabe family from?

You can see how Mccabe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccabe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccabe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 51 Mccabe families living in Quebec. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mccabe's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mccabe families in 1911.
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What did your Mccabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mccabe. 38% of Mccabe men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Mccabe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccabe were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 42,000 military records available for the last name Mccabe. For the veterans among your Mccabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccabe lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mccabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mccabe in 1943 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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