Mcnair Family History

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Mcnair Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir ‘son of sallow John’. This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre ‘son of the heir’. This form is associated mainly with Perthshire. Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward or keeper’. The same name in Ireland was commonly Anglicized as Weir.

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


Similar surnames: Mccaig, Mcnary, Mcneil, Mccoin, Mcnabb, Mcbain, Mcnay, Mcnee, Mccuaig

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Mcnair Family Origin

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Mcnair Family Occupations

What did your Mcnair ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcnair. 31% of Mcnair men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Mcnair women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcnair were Salesman and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Labourer
    5%
  • Cultivateur
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • At Home
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

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

Mcnair Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Mcnair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnair 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnair. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Mcnair. For the veterans among your Mcnair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcnair Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcnair lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcnair in 1943 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcnair

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