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Mac Family History

Mac Name Meaning
Vietnamese: unexplained.Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames formed with Gaelic mac ‘son of’.

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

1,179,547 Historical Documents with Mac on Ancestry.com
186,527 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
68,296 Military Records
86,397 Immigration Records
309,380 Census and Voter Lists
528,947 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Mac Families

  • Number of Mac families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mac families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mac families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Mac census records

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Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

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Mac Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Mac families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Mac Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Mac families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Mac

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Mac Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mac census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Mac ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Mac Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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