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Mcpailay Family History

Mcpailay Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Mcaulay, Mccauley, Mcevilly, Malay, Mcnally, Mcphail, Mcclay, Pallay

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Where is the Mcpailay family from?

You can see how Mcpailay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcpailay family name was found in Scotland in 1871. In 1871 there was 1 Mcpailay family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcpailay's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Mcpailay families in 1871.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcpailay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcpailay ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcpailay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 3 census records available for the last name Mcpailay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcpailay 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcpailay. 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 Mcpailay. For the veterans among your Mcpailay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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