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Mcshan Name Meaning

Variant of northern Irish and Scottish McShane.

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


Similar surnames: Mcshane, Shan, Mchan, Mcghan, Mcbean, Mcswain, Cohan, Mccan, Mcgahan

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Where is the Mcshan family from?

You can see how Mcshan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcshan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcshan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Mcshan families living in New Brunswick. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcshan's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcshan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcshan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcshan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcshan. 39% of Mcshan men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Mcshan women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcshan were Electrician and Beauty Operator.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Electrician
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    18%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Nurse
    12%
  • Beauty Operator
    12%
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What Mcshan family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcshan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcshan 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 261 immigration records available for the last name Mcshan. 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 674 military records available for the last name Mcshan. For the veterans among your Mcshan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcshan lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Mcshan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Mcshan in 1959 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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