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Mcvoy Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bhuidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired man’ (from buidhe ‘yellow’), or Mac Fhíodhbhuidhe ‘son of the woodcutter’ (see McEvoy).

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

Similar surnames: Mcevoy, Mccoy, Mcroy, Mcvey, Mckay, Mccloy, Mccay, Mcnay, Devoy

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Where is the Mcvoy family from?

You can see how Mcvoy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcvoy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcvoy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Mcvoy families living in New Brunswick. This was about 63% of all the recorded Mcvoy's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Mcvoy families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcvoy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcvoy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcvoy. 30% of Mcvoy men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Mcvoy women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcvoy were Clerk and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Snow Shoneler
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Mcvoy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcvoy 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 654 immigration records available for the last name Mcvoy. 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 679 military records available for the last name Mcvoy. For the veterans among your Mcvoy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcvoy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcvoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Mcvoy in 1944 was 22, and 79 in 2004.

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