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Mcnab Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Aba(dh) ‘son of the abbot’.

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

Similar surnames: Macnab, Mcnabb, Mcneal, Mcnear, Mcnay, Mccaw, Mccay, Mcvay, Mckay

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Where is the Mcnab family from?

You can see how Mcnab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnab family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnab families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 40 Mcnab families living in Quebec. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mcnab's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcnab families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcnab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcnab ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mcnab. 45% of Mcnab men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mcnab women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcnab were Clerk and Domestic. .

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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
  • Student
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Servant
  • Student
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Mcnab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnab 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnab. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mcnab. For the veterans among your Mcnab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcnab lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mcnab in 1952 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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