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Mcevilly Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhílidh ‘son of the knight’ from Gaelic míleadh ‘warrior knight’. In County Mayo and County Cork a family of English origin Gaelicized their name from Staunton to Mac an Mhílidh apparently because of the latter's presumed similarity to the name of their ancestor Milo de Stanton.

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

Similar surnames: Mcevoy, Mcgill, Crilly, Mcnally, Melville, Reilly, Mcinally, Mcanally

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Where is the Mcevilly family from?

You can see how Mcevilly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcevilly family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Mcevilly families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 21 Mcevilly families living in Lancashire. This was about 84% of all the recorded Mcevilly's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcevilly families in 1891.
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What did your Mcevilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcevilly. 34% of Mcevilly men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Mcevilly women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcevilly were Lawyer and Teacher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
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What is the average Mcevilly lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Mcevilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcevilly in 1962 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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