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Macpherson Family History

Macpherson Name Meaning
Scottish: see McPherson.

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

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74,448 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,432 Military Records
22,439 Immigration Records
88,172 Census and Voter Lists
127,938 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Macpherson Families

  • Number of Macpherson families
     63 - 124
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Macpherson families
     92 - 182
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Macpherson families
     390 - 777
     131 - 389
     1 - 130
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Macpherson census records

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Macpherson 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 Macpherson 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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Macpherson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Macpherson 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 Macpherson

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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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Macpherson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Macpherson census records

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

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

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Macpherson Civil War Service Records

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

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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