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Macarthur Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: see McArthur and Arthur.

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

Similar surnames: Mcarthur, Mccarter, Arthur, Mccarther, Arthurs, Mcateer, Arther

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Where is the Macarthur family from?

You can see how Macarthur families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macarthur family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Macarthur families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Macarthur families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Macarthur's in USA. New York had the highest population of Macarthur families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Macarthur surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Macarthur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Macarthur. 10% of Macarthur men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Macarthur women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macarthur were Laborer and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Macarthur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macarthur census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Macarthur. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Macarthur. For the veterans among your Macarthur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Macarthur lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Macarthur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Macarthur in 1954 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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