Mckelvey Family History

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Mckelvey Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shealbhaigh, ‘son of Sealbhach’, a personal name from the adjective sealbhach ‘rich in herds’, ‘rich’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe (see McEvoy).

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


Similar surnames: Mckinney, Calvey, Mckeever, Mcweeney, Mcelroy, Mccolley, Mckinley

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Mckelvey Family Origin

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Mckelvey Family Occupations

What did your Mckelvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mckelvey. 53% of Mckelvey men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Mckelvey women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckelvey were Bookkeeper and Contractor

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    53%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Agent
    3%
  • Bookkeeper
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Contractor
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mckelvey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mckelvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckelvey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckelvey. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Mckelvey. For the veterans among your Mckelvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mckelvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Mckelvey lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mckelvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mckelvey in 1947 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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