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Mcnay Surname Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Niadh a patronymic from the byname Nia ‘champion’.

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

Similar surnames: Mcnary, Mccay, Mckay, Mcroy, Mcham, Mcvoy, Mcnabb, Mcclay, Mccoy, May

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Where is the Mcnay family from?

You can see how Mcnay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnay families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 5 Mcnay families living in British Columbia. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mcnay's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Mcnay families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcnay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcnay ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmers Son was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mcnay. 100% of Mcnay men worked as a Farmers Son. .

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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

  • Farmers Son
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnay. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcnay. For the veterans among your Mcnay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcnay lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mcnay in 1949 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

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