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Mcgarry Family History

Mcgarry Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearadhaigh ‘son of Fhearadhach’, a personal name meaning ‘manly’, ‘brave’ (from fear ‘man’).

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


Similar surnames: Mcgorry, Mcgarvey, Mcgarrah, Mccary, Mcgirr, Mccorry, Mcnary

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Where is the Mcgarry family from?

You can see how Mcgarry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgarry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgarry families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 26 Mcgarry families living in Quebec. This was about 55% of all the recorded Mcgarry's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcgarry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcgarry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcgarry ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcgarry. 37% of Mcgarry men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Mcgarry women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcgarry were Teamster and Income.

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Butcher
    7%
  • Teamster
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servant
    31%
  • Domestic
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Income
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgarry. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Mcgarry. For the veterans among your Mcgarry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgarry lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgarry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcgarry in 1942 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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