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Mcnair Family History

Mcnair Name Meaning
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir ‘son of sallow John’. This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre ‘son of the heir’. This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir ‘son of the steward or keeper’. The same name in Ireland was commonly Anglicized as Weir.

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

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Name Distribution of Mcnair Families

  • Number of Mcnair families
     100 - 198
     34 - 99
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mcnair families
     46 - 89
     16 - 45
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mcnair families
     268 - 534
     90 - 267
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mcnair Family Origin

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Mcnair Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mcnair

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Mcnair Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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