Mcdonald Family History

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Mcdonald Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcmonagle, Mcdougall, Mcdonnell, Mcdowell, Ronald, Leonard, Mcfall

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Mcdonald Family Origin

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Mcdonald Family Occupations

What did your Mcdonald ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcdonald. 36% of Mcdonald men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Mcdonald women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcdonald were Miner and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Miner
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mcdonald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Mcdonald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcdonald 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 259,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcdonald. 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 247,000 military records available for the last name Mcdonald. For the veterans among your Mcdonald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcdonald Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcdonald lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdonald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mcdonald in 1940 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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