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Mcclure Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir ‘son of Gille Odhar’ the ‘swarthy lad’. Compare Irish Mac Giolla Uidhir regularly Anglicized McAleer .

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

Similar surnames: Mcclurg, Mcclune, Mcclave, Mccauley, Mcclay, Mcclory, Mcclung, Mccord

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Where is the Mcclure family from?

You can see how Mcclure families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcclure family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcclure families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 60 Mcclure families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Mcclure's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mcclure families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcclure surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcclure ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcclure. 48% of Mcclure men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Mcclure women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcclure were Income 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
  • Clerk
  • Income

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Income
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 206,000 census records available for the last name Mcclure. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcclure 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcclure. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Mcclure. For the veterans among your Mcclure ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcclure lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcclure life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcclure in 1943 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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