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Mcleod Surname Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Leòid ‘son of Leòd’ a patronymic from a Gaelic form of Old Norse Liótr ‘ugly’ a common personal name in medieval Norway and Iceland.

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

Similar surnames: Mclean, Mcpeak, Mcleish, Mckean, Mclear, Mcleroy, Mcadoo, Clews

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Where is the Mcleod family from?

You can see how Mcleod families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcleod family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcleod families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 320 Mcleod families living in Manitoba. This was about 20% of all the recorded Mcleod's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Mcleod families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcleod surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcleod ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcleod. 39% of Mcleod men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Mcleod women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcleod were Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 80,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcleod. 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 53,000 military records available for the last name Mcleod. For the veterans among your Mcleod ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcleod lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcleod life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcleod in 1941 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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