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Mckean Family History

Mckean Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain ‘son of Ian’, a Gaelic form of John.

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


Similar surnames: Mclean, Mcvean, Mcbean, Mckell, Mckay, Mckenna, Mclear, Crean, Macken

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Where is the Mckean family from?

You can see how Mckean families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckean family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mckean families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Mckean families living in Manitoba. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mckean's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Mckean families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mckean surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mckean ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mckean. 55% of Mckean men worked as a 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
    55%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Merchant
    10%
  • Invalid
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    100%
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Mckean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckean 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckean. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mckean. For the veterans among your Mckean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckean lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mckean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Mckean in 1950 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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