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Mckesson Family History

Mckesson Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cessáin ‘son of Cessán’, a personal name derived from cess ‘wickerwork’, probably applied in the sense ‘thick or matted hair’.

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


Similar surnames: Mckennon, Mckinnon, Kessen, Mcglasson, Mckean, Mckethan, Kelson

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Where is the Mckesson family from?

You can see how Mckesson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckesson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mckesson families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Mckesson families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Mckesson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mckesson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mckesson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mckesson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mckesson. 24% of Mckesson men worked as a Laborer and 33% of Mckesson women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckesson were Farmer 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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    18%
  • Chemish
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    33%
  • Maid
    18%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mckesson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckesson 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 595 immigration records available for the last name Mckesson. 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 578 military records available for the last name Mckesson. For the veterans among your Mckesson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckesson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mckesson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mckesson in 1958 was 50, and 88 in 2004.

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