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Mcguire Family History

Mcguire Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Uidhir ‘son of Odhar’ a byname meaning ‘sallow’. This was the name of the ruling family of Fermanagh from the 13th–17th centuries now regularly Anglicized as Maguire .

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

Similar surnames: Mcguirk, Mcguirl, Mcgirr, Mcgurl, Mcgarry, Mcguane, Mcginn, Mcquire

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Where is the Mcguire family from?

You can see how Mcguire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcguire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcguire families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 144 Mcguire families living in Quebec. This was about 31% of all the recorded Mcguire's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcguire families in 1911.
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What did your Mcguire ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcguire. 33% of Mcguire men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Mcguire women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcguire were Farmers Son and 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Income
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 328,000 census records available for the last name Mcguire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcguire 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcguire. 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 72,000 military records available for the last name Mcguire. For the veterans among your Mcguire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcguire lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcguire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcguire in 1941 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

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