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Macdonald Family History

Macdonald Name Meaning
Scottish: see McDonald.

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

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490,649 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
64,007 Military Records
122,960 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Macdonald Families

  • Number of Macdonald families
     717 - 1,432
     240 - 716
     1 - 239
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Macdonald families
     388 - 774
     130 - 387
     1 - 129
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Macdonald families
     2,122 - 4,241
     708 - 2,121
     1 - 707
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Macdonald 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 Macdonald families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Macdonald Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Macdonald

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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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Macdonald Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Macdonald census records

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Macdonald Civil War Service Records

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