Mcmaster Family History

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Mcmaster Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maighstir or Mac A’Mhaighstir ‘son of (the) master’, from Gaelic maighstir, a title for a clergyman.

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


Similar surnames: Mccarter, Mccotter, Mccaskey, Mcfate, Master, Mcmartin, Mcaleer

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Mcmaster Family Origin

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Mcmaster Family Occupations

What did your Mcmaster ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcmaster. 34% of Mcmaster men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Mcmaster women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcmaster were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mcmaster Historical Records

What Mcmaster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Mcmaster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcmaster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcmaster. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Mcmaster. For the veterans among your Mcmaster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcmaster Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcmaster lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmaster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mcmaster in 1945 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcmaster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcmaster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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