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Mcneary Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naradhaigh, a patronymic from the personal name Naradhach, probably a derivative of nárach ‘modest’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcnary, Mcenery, Mchenry, Mccary, Mccreary, Mcneely, Mcgeady, Mcnay

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Where is the Mcneary family from?

You can see how Mcneary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcneary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcneary families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Mcneary families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Mcneary's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mcneary families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcneary surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcneary ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mcneary. .

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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

  • Fisherman
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mcneary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcneary 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 384 immigration records available for the last name Mcneary. 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 363 military records available for the last name Mcneary. For the veterans among your Mcneary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcneary lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mcneary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Mcneary in 1950 was 54, and 62 in 2004.

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