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Mcgilton Surname Meaning

Irish (northern): shortened form of McGiltenan an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla tSeanáin a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of (Saint) Senan’. See Gilsenan .

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


Similar surnames: Mcgibbon, Mchatton, Mcgillen, Mcclinton, Mcmillin, Mcaloon, Mcgivern

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Where is the Mcgilton family from?

You can see how Mcgilton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgilton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgilton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Mcgilton family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcgilton's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Mcgilton families in 1911.
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What did your Mcgilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcgilton. 46% of Mcgilton men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Mcgilton women worked as a Maid. .

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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
    46%
  • Service Man
    19%
  • Fisherman
    19%
  • New Worker
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mcgilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgilton 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 219 immigration records available for the last name Mcgilton. 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 520 military records available for the last name Mcgilton. For the veterans among your Mcgilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgilton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mcgilton in 1950 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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