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Mcgill Family History

Mcgill Name Meaning
Scottish (Galloway) and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghoill ‘son of the stranger’ (see Gall 1).Irish: short form of Gaelic names beginning with Mac Giolla ‘son of the servant (or devotee) of’ (see for example McElroy).Scottish: Anglicized form of Mac Ghille Mhaoil, otherwise Anglicized as McMillan.

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

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177,028 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
29,216 Military Records
19,417 Immigration Records
150,334 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Mcgill Families

  • Number of Mcgill families
     109 - 215
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mcgill families
     80 - 157
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mcgill families
     533 - 1,064
     178 - 532
     1 - 177
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mcgill Family Origin

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Mcgill Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Mcgill

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Mcgill Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Mcgill Civil War Service Records

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