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Macaulay Family History

Macaulay Name Meaning

Scottish (mainly Ross and Cromarty and Inverness):: from Gaelic Mac Amhalghaidh ‘son of Amhalghadh’ an Old Gaelic personal name of unexplained etymology. Compare the Irish form McAuley also Manx Kewley Cowley and Callow . from Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh ‘son of Amhlao(i)bh’ Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Óláfr (see Olafsen ). Compare McAuliffe .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Macauley, Mcaulay, Mccalley, Mccaulley, Mccalla, Maclay, Mccauley

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Where is the Macaulay family from?

You can see how Macaulay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macaulay family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Macaulay families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1880 there were 19 Macaulay families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Macaulay's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Macaulay families in 1880.
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What did your Macaulay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Macaulay. 13% of Macaulay men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Macaulay women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macaulay were Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Macaulay. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Macaulay. For the veterans among your Macaulay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Macaulay lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Macaulay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Macaulay in 1949 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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