Mcleay Family History

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Mcleay Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Mclean, Mclear, Mcleary, Mclay, Macleay, Clear, Clay, Mczeal

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Mcleay Family Origin

Where is the Mcleay family from?

Mcleay Family Occupations

What did your Mcleay ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcleay. 38% of Mcleay men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Mcleay women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcleay were Carpenter and Saleswoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Accountant
    7%
  • Assistant Accountant
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    34%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Saleswoman
    17%

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

Mcleay Historical Records

What Mcleay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Mcleay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcleay 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcleay. 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 675 military records available for the last name Mcleay. For the veterans among your Mcleay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcleay Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcleay lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mcleay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mcleay in 1957 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcleay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcleay 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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