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Mcelroy Family History

Mcelroy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh ‘son of the red-haired lad’ (from ruadh ‘red’). Compare Gilroy.

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


Similar surnames: Gilroy, Mcevoy, Mcleroy, Mcinroy, Mulroy, Mcroy, Mcelravy, Mccloy

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Where is the Mcelroy family from?

You can see how Mcelroy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcelroy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcelroy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 48 Mcelroy families living in Quebec. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mcelroy's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcelroy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcelroy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcelroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcelroy. 49% of Mcelroy men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Mcelroy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcelroy were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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
    49%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    32%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Student
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcelroy. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Mcelroy. For the veterans among your Mcelroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcelroy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcelroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mcelroy in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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