Mcgillen Family History

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Mcgillen Name Meaning

Irish: probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Giolláin, a patronymic from giollán ‘little lad’; Woulfe, on the other hand, proposes an Anglicized form of Ó Gealáin meaning ‘bright’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcgilton, Mcgill, Mcginley, Mcmillin, Mccullen, Mcquillan, Mcgibbon

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Mcgillen Family Origin

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Mcgillen Family Occupations

What did your Mcgillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcgillen. 10% of Mcgillen men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Mcgillen women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcgillen were Salesman and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Bank Examiner
    7%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    16%
  • At Home
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

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

Mcgillen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mcgillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgillen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 512 immigration records available for the last name Mcgillen. 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 Card

There are 362 military records available for the last name Mcgillen. For the veterans among your Mcgillen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgillen Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgillen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Mcgillen in 1955 was 57, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgillen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgillen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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