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Mccann Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cana ‘son of Cana’ a personal name based on cana ‘wolf cub’.

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

Similar surnames: Mcconn, Mccrann, Mccart, Mccaw, Mccone, Mccary, Mccaig, Mccabe

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Where is the Mccann family from?

You can see how Mccann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 106 Mccann families living in New Brunswick. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mccann's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mccann families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mccann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mccann ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mccann. 43% of Mccann men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mccann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccann were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Nurse
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccann. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Mccann. For the veterans among your Mccann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccann lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mccann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mccann in 1940 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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