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Mcgirr Family History

Mcgirr Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Gheairr ‘son of the short man’, sometimes translated into English as Short.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgorry, Mcgill, Mcgarry, Mcguire, Mciver, Mcgurl, Mcguirk, Mctyre

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Where is the Mcgirr family from?

You can see how Mcgirr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgirr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgirr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Mcgirr families living in New Brunswick. This was about 88% of all the recorded Mcgirr's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcgirr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcgirr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcgirr ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmers Daughter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcgirr. 72% of Mcgirr men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Mcgirr women worked as a Farmers Daughter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcgirr were Washman and Clerk.

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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
  • Barber
  • Washman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmers Daughter
  • Book Keeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Mcgirr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgirr 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 Mcgirr. 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 Mcgirr. For the veterans among your Mcgirr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgirr lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgirr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Mcgirr in 1962 was 68, and 63 in 2004.

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