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Mcdow Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: patronymic from the Gaelic personal name Dubh meaning ‘black’; thus, it is of the same origin as McDuff.

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


Similar surnames: Mcadoo, Mccoy, Mcroy, Mccaw, Dow, Mcvoy, Mcgaw, Bow, Mccown, Croy

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Where is the Mcdow family from?

You can see how Mcdow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcdow family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcdow families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Mcdow families living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcdow's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcdow families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcdow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcdow ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Hawker was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mcdow. 40% of Mcdow men worked as a Hawker.

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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

  • Hawker
    40%
  • Tailor
    20%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Cooper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mcdow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcdow 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Mcdow. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcdow. For the veterans among your Mcdow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcdow lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcdow in 1947 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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