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Mcgarr Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: probably a variant of McGirr.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgarry, Mcgirr, Mcgary, Mccard, Mcgurk, Carr, Mcnall, Mcgaw, Mccary

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Where is the Mcgarr family from?

You can see how Mcgarr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgarr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgarr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Mcgarr families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mcgarr's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcgarr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcgarr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcgarr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mcgarr. 34% of Mcgarr men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Assistant
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mcgarr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgarr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgarr. 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 Mcgarr. For the veterans among your Mcgarr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgarr lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgarr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mcgarr in 1952 was 45, and 72 in 2004.

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