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Mcmahen Family History

Mcmahen Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of McMahon.

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


Similar surnames: Mcmahan, Mcmaken, Mcmakin, Mcmann, Mcmeen, Mcfaden, Mcmain, Mckahan

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Where is the Mcmahen family from?

You can see how Mcmahen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcmahen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcmahen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Mcmahen families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcmahen's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Mcmahen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcmahen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcmahen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcmahen. 36% of Mcmahen men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Mcmahen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcmahen were Attendant and Cook.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Attendant
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Secretary
    22%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mcmahen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcmahen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcmahen. 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 716 military records available for the last name Mcmahen. For the veterans among your Mcmahen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcmahen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmahen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcmahen in 1956 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

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