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Mcfeely Name Meaning

Irish (Derry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fithcheallaigh a patronymic from Fithcheallach ‘chess player’. (Fidhcheall literally 'wood-sense’ was an early Irish board game).

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

Similar surnames: Mcneely, Mckeel, Mcfield, Feeley, Mchenry, Mcgreevy, Mcgeeney

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Where is the Mcfeely family from?

You can see how Mcfeely families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcfeely family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcfeely families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Mcfeely families living in Ohio. This was about 32% of all the recorded Mcfeely's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Mcfeely families in 1840.
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What did your Mcfeely ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcfeely. 40% of Mcfeely men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Mcfeely women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcfeely were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farrer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mcfeely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcfeely census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 894 immigration records available for the last name Mcfeely. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcfeely. For the veterans among your Mcfeely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcfeely lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mcfeely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Mcfeely in 1954 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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