Mcpherson Family History

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Mcpherson Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain ‘son of the parson’ (see Parsons). This is the surname of various ecclesiastical families in Aberdeenshire and Argyll; it is also established in northern Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Mckesson, Patterson, Mccarron, Mcphearson, Pherson, Macpherson

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Mcpherson Family Origin

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Mcpherson Family Occupations

What did your Mcpherson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcpherson. 34% of Mcpherson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Mcpherson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcpherson were Clerk and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer

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

Mcpherson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 318,000 census records available for the last name Mcpherson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcpherson 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 45,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcpherson. 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 43,000 military records available for the last name Mcpherson. For the veterans among your Mcpherson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcpherson Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcpherson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcpherson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mcpherson in 1943 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcpherson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcpherson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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