Mcelwee Family History

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Mcelwee Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’. Compare McEvoy 1.

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


Similar surnames: Mcelveen, Millwee, Mcewen, Mcelroy, Mcclure, Mcilveen, Mcglone

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Mcelwee Family Origin

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Mcelwee Family Occupations

What did your Mcelwee ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcelwee. 50% of Mcelwee men worked as a Carpenter and 15% of Mcelwee women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcelwee were Farmer and Farmers Son

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Carpenter
    50%
  • Caretaker
    25%
  • Farmer
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Dressmaker
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farmers Son
    15%

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

Mcelwee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Mcelwee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcelwee 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcelwee. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mcelwee. For the veterans among your Mcelwee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcelwee Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcelwee lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcelwee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcelwee in 1944 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcelwee

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