Mclay Family History

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Mclay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McClay.

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

Similar surnames: Mcray, Mcbay, Maclay, Mcvay, Mcgray, Mcnay, Malay, Mckay, Mcclay

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Mclay Family Origin

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Mclay Family Occupations

What did your Mclay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Physician were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mclay. A less common occupation for the Mclay family was School. The most common Mclay occupation in Canada was Farmer. 65% of Mclay's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Physician

  • School


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mclay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mclay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Mclay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mclay 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mclay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mclay. For the veterans among your Mclay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mclay Life Expectancy

What is the average Mclay lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Mclay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Mclay in 1956 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mclay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mclay ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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