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Mccarthy Family History

Mccarthy Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cárthaigh ‘son of Cárthach’, a personal name meaning ‘loving’. This is the name of an important Munster family.

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

2,143,473 Historical Documents with Mccarthy on Ancestry.com
742,621 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
107,914 Military Records
118,738 Immigration Records
599,493 Census and Voter Lists
574,707 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Mccarthy Families

  • Number of Mccarthy families
     1,650 - 3,298
     551 - 1,649
     1 - 550
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mccarthy families
     588 - 1,174
     197 - 587
     1 - 196
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mccarthy families
     66 - 130
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mccarthy Family Origin

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Mccarthy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mccarthy

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Mccarthy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Mccarthy Civil War Service Records

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