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Mcgrain Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of McGrane.

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


Similar surnames: Mcgrann, Mclain, Mckain, Mcclain, Mcgray, Mcgowin, Mccain, Mcalpin

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Where is the Mcgrain family from?

You can see how Mcgrain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgrain family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgrain families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Mcgrain families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mcgrain's in the UK. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Mcgrain families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcgrain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcgrain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcgrain. 28% of Mcgrain men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Mcgrain women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcgrain were Laborer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mcgrain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgrain 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Mcgrain. 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 660 military records available for the last name Mcgrain. For the veterans among your Mcgrain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgrain lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2003, in the United States, Mcgrain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mcgrain in 1943 was 40, and 68 in 2003.

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