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Mclennan Surname Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhinnein a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant or devotee of (Saint) Finnian’. Finnian is a personal name representing a diminutive of fionn ‘white’. There were several early Irish saints of this name.

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

Similar surnames: Mckennon, Mclean, Mcgannon, Brennan, Mckinnon, Mckenna, Mcclenahan

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Where is the Mclennan family from?

You can see how Mclennan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mclennan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mclennan families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 54 Mclennan families living in Ontario. This was about 24% of all the recorded Mclennan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mclennan families in 1911.
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What did your Mclennan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mclennan. 46% of Mclennan men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Mclennan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mclennan were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mclennan. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mclennan. For the veterans among your Mclennan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mclennan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mclennan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mclennan in 1946 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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