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Mcmahan Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of McMahon.

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

Similar surnames: Mcmahen, Mckahan, Mcmakin, Mcmann, Mcmain, Mcmaken, Mcghan, Mchan

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Where is the Mcmahan family from?

You can see how Mcmahan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcmahan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcmahan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Mcmahan families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Mcmahan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mcmahan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcmahan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcmahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mcmahan. 40% of Mcmahan men worked as a 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
  • Laborer
  • Coal Dealer
  • Teamster
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Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Mcmahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcmahan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcmahan. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Mcmahan. For the veterans among your Mcmahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcmahan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcmahan in 1942 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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