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Mcdermott Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Diarmada ‘son of Diarmaid’ a personal name that may be based on di- + farmat ‘envy’ hence meaning ‘free from envy’. The name Diarmaid was borne in Celtic legend by the lover of Gráinne and in historical times by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha the 12th-century king of Leinster whose appeal to the English for support led directly to the Anglo-Norman presence in Ireland. Compare the Scottish form McDiarmid . There has been confusion with Ó Duibhdhiorma see Dearman .

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


Similar surnames: Mcdermitt, Mcclymont, Mckerrow, Mccalmont, Dermody, Mcdorman

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Where is the Mcdermott family from?

You can see how Mcdermott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcdermott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcdermott families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 63 Mcdermott families living in New Brunswick. This was about 32% of all the recorded Mcdermott's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcdermott families in 1911.
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What did your Mcdermott ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcdermott. 25% of Mcdermott men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Mcdermott women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcdermott were Clerk and Income. .

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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
    25%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Income
    14%
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdermott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcdermott in 1940 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

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