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Mcmahon Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mathghamhna a patronymic from the byname Mathghamhain literally meaning ‘good calf’ a kenning for ‘bear’. This was the name of two (unrelated) chieftain families in counties Clare (Thomond) and Monaghan (the kingdom of Oriel). See also Mahon 1 and Mahoney . In northern Ireland it is sometimes Anglicized as Matthews since Matha was the Irish form of the Biblical name (see McMath ). In Scotland Matheson was used to translate both of these surnames.

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

Similar surnames: Mccahon, Mahon, Mcgahan, Mcelhone, Monahan, Mclaren, Mcmahill

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Where is the Mcmahon family from?

You can see how Mcmahon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcmahon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcmahon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 130 Mcmahon families living in Quebec. This was about 32% of all the recorded Mcmahon's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcmahon families in 1911.
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What did your Mcmahon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcmahon. 38% of Mcmahon men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mcmahon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcmahon were Clerk and Servant. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Servant
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Passenger Lists

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There are 54,000 military records available for the last name Mcmahon. For the veterans among your Mcmahon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcmahon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmahon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcmahon in 1941 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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