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Mcguirl Family History

Mcguirl Name Meaning

Irish: possibly a variant of McGirl, an Anglicized form of Mag Fhearghail.

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


Similar surnames: Mcgurl, Mcguire, Mcguirk, Mcguirt, Mcgill, Mcgirr, Mcguigan, Mcginn

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Where is the Mcguirl family from?

You can see how Mcguirl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcguirl family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Mcguirl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Mcguirl families living in New Jersey. This was about 69% of all the recorded Mcguirl's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Mcguirl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcguirl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcguirl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcguirl. 39% of Mcguirl men worked as a Laborer and 75% of Mcguirl women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcguirl were Clerk and Laundress.

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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
    39%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Polisher
    24%
  • Clerk
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    75%
  • Laundress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mcguirl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcguirl 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 244 immigration records available for the last name Mcguirl. 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 350 military records available for the last name Mcguirl. For the veterans among your Mcguirl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcguirl lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mcguirl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mcguirl in 1954 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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