Mcswain Family History

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Mcswain Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne (see McSweeney) or of a Gaelic patronymic based on Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’, which was also used as a personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Swain, Mcelwain, Mcquain, Cain, Mcnair, Mcnevin, Mcgowan, Maslin

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Mcswain Family Origin

Where is the Mcswain family from?

Mcswain Family Occupations

What did your Mcswain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mcswain family was Fisherman. Farmer, Not Given and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcswain. The most common Mcswain occupation in Canada was Farmer. 54% of Mcswain's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Not Given

  • Teamster

  • Fisherman


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

Mcswain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Mcswain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcswain 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 888 immigration records available for the last name Mcswain. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mcswain. For the veterans among your Mcswain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcswain Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcswain lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcswain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcswain in 1943 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcswain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcswain 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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