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Mcnally Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhailghigh ‘son of the poor man’. in Ulster more probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Con Uladh ‘son of the hound of Ulster’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcanally, Mcinally, Mccall, Mcneely, Mccauley, Mcfall, Mcnary, Scally

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Where is the Mcnally family from?

You can see how Mcnally families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnally family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnally families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 61 Mcnally families living in Quebec. This was about 39% of all the recorded Mcnally's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Mcnally families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcnally surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcnally ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcnally. 47% of Mcnally men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Mcnally women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcnally were Farmers Son and Teacher.

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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
    47%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Farmers Son
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Income
    29%
  • Servant
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 112,000 census records available for the last name Mcnally. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnally 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnally. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Mcnally. For the veterans among your Mcnally ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcnally lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnally life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcnally in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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