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Mcgaw Family History

Mcgaw Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ádhaimh ‘son of Adam’. Compare McCaw.

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


Similar surnames: Mccaw, Gaw, Mckay, Magaw, Mcgee, Mccay, Mcnay, Mcrae, Mcgraw, Mcham

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Where is the Mcgaw family from?

You can see how Mcgaw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgaw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgaw families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Mcgaw families living in New Brunswick. This was about 45% of all the recorded Mcgaw's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcgaw families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcgaw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcgaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcgaw. 40% of Mcgaw 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
    40%
  • Income
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Fisherman
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Mcgaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgaw 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgaw. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mcgaw. For the veterans among your Mcgaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgaw lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Mcgaw in 1949 was 49, and 64 in 2004.

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