Mccleary Family History

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Mccleary Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cléirich ‘son of the cleric’ (see Cleary). Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Arraith ‘son of the servant of Arraith’, or Woulfe suggests of Mac Giolla an Raith ‘son of the prosperous youth’.

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

Similar surnames: Mccreary, Mclear, Cleary, Mcclay, Mccary, Mcclory, Mccready, Mcneary

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Mccleary Family Origin

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Mccleary Family Occupations

What did your Mccleary ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mccleary family was Clergyman. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mccleary. The most common Mccleary occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Mccleary's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Clergyman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mccleary ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mccleary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Mccleary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccleary census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccleary. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mccleary. For the veterans among your Mccleary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mccleary Life Expectancy

What is the average Mccleary lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mccleary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mccleary in 1942 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mccleary ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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