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Mckinney Family History

Mckinney Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of ç’ an early Gaelic personal name popular from the ninth century and possibly derived from Pictish. Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’ an Old Irish personal name borne by a Christian saint and Anglicized in Ireland as Canice which was treated in Scotland as equivalent to Kenneth . This surname was usually Anglicized in Scotland as McKenzie but is otherwise hard to distinguish from sense 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Mckinley, Mckinnon, Mcwhinney, Mcginley, Mcgivney, Mccarney, Mclarney

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Where is the Mckinney family from?

You can see how Mckinney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckinney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mckinney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 35 Mckinney families living in New Brunswick. This was about 44% of all the recorded Mckinney's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mckinney families in 1911.
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What did your Mckinney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mckinney. 47% of Mckinney men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Mckinney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckinney were Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckinney. 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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There are 59,000 military records available for the last name Mckinney. For the veterans among your Mckinney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckinney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mckinney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mckinney in 1940 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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