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Mccarthy Family History

Mccarthy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cárthaigh ‘son of Cárthach’, a personal name meaning ‘loving’. This is the name of an important Munster family.

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

Similar surnames: Mccary, Mccarley, Mccartan, Mccart, Mccarney, Mccartney, Mclarney

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Where is the Mccarthy family from?

You can see how Mccarthy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccarthy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccarthy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 233 Mccarthy families living in Quebec. This was about 35% of all the recorded Mccarthy's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mccarthy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mccarthy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mccarthy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mccarthy. 25% of Mccarthy men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Mccarthy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccarthy were Clerk and Student.

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 646,000 census records available for the last name Mccarthy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccarthy 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 128,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccarthy. 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 117,000 military records available for the last name Mccarthy. For the veterans among your Mccarthy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccarthy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mccarthy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mccarthy in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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