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Mcewen Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and ancient personal name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of yew’. It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene), and was also regarded as a Gaelic form of John. This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall. Anglicized form of Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’, a Scottish Gaelic form of 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Mcewen Family Origin

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Mcewen Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcewen. 37% of Mcewen men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Mcewen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcewen were Laborer and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Farmers Son
    5%
  • Labourer
    5%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%

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

Mcewen Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Mcewen Life Expectancy

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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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