Mclean Family History

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Mclean Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Eathain, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) John’. The family bearing this name were chieftains in several islands of the Inner Hebrides. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eóin, cognate with 1, from a different Gaelic form of Johannes (John). Compare McGlone.

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

Similar surnames: Mclear, Mckean, Mclennan, Mcvean, Mcbean, Mcleod, Mcpeak, Mclagan

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Mclean Family Origin

Where is the Mclean family from?

Mclean Family Occupations

What did your Mclean ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mclean. A less common occupation for the Mclean family was Labourer. The most common Mclean occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Mclean's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Going To School

  • Labourer


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

Mclean Historical Records

What Mclean family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 604,000 census records available for the last name Mclean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mclean 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 119,000 immigration records available for the last name Mclean. 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 70,000 military records available for the last name Mclean. For the veterans among your Mclean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mclean Life Expectancy

What is the average Mclean lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mclean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mclean in 1940 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mclean

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mclean 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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