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Mccauley Name Meaning

Scottish (Dumbartonshire) and Irish (Westmeath): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh ‘son of Amhalghadh’ a personal name of uncertain origin. The best known family of Mac Amhalghaidh is from Westmeath and there were families called Mac Amhlaoibh in counties Cork and Fermanagh (a branch of the Maguires) as well as a family in southwest Scotland which has migrated to Ulster. Compare the Scottish form Macaulay . Scottish (Hebrides) and Irish (Fermanagh): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh or Mac Amhlaidh ‘son of Olaf’ from Gaelic forms of the Old Norse personal name Áleifr Óláfr (see Olafsen ). Compare McAuliffe .

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

Similar surnames: Mccarley, Mccaskey, Mcauley, Mcclure, Mccarney, Mccurley, Mccartney

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You can see how Mccauley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccauley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccauley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 50 Mccauley families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Mccauley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mccauley families in 1911.
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What did your Mccauley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mccauley. 62% of Mccauley men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Mccauley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccauley were Railroader and Operator. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Railroader

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Maid
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Operator
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What is the average Mccauley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mccauley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mccauley in 1942 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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