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Mcvay Family History

Mcvay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of McVey.

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


Similar surnames: Mcray, Mclay, Mcvey, Mcbay, Mcnab, Mccray, Cay, Mckoy, Mcnay, Mccaa

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Where is the Mcvay family from?

You can see how Mcvay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcvay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcvay families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Mcvay families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcvay's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Mcvay families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcvay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcvay ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mcvay. 78% of Mcvay men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    78%
  • Contractor
    23%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mcvay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcvay 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcvay. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mcvay. For the veterans among your Mcvay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcvay lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcvay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcvay in 1945 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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