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Mcewen Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish:: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ a widespread and old personal name possibly derived from eo ‘yew’ meaning ‘born of the yew-tree’ (see Ewen ). It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene ). This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall. The usual spelling in Ireland is McKeown . Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’ a personal name from Latin Johannes (see John ). John was taken into Irish as Eoin at first; Seán is a later form. In later Irish as in the surnames the personal names Eoghan and Eoin were often confused.

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


Similar surnames: Mcowen, Mccoin, Mciver, Ewen, Mcelwee, Mcqueen, Mcswain, Mcnee

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You can see how Mcewen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcewen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcewen families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 107 Mcewen families living in New Brunswick. This was about 38% of all the recorded Mcewen's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcewen families in 1911.
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What did your Mcewen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcewen. 49% of Mcewen men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mcewen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcewen were Laborer and School 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Farmers Son
    7%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • School Teacher
    9%
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What is the average Mcewen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mcewen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcewen in 1949 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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