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Mcginnis Family History

Mcginnis Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Aonghuis or Mag Aonghusa ‘son of Aonghus’ (see Angus ). This is the surname of a chieftain family in western County Down. Compare the Scottish form McInnis and the variant McNeese . Compare also McGuinness .

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

Similar surnames: Mcinnis, Mcginn, Mcgillis, Mckinney, Mcgannon, Mcginniss, Mcminn

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Where is the Mcginnis family from?

You can see how Mcginnis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcginnis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcginnis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 46 Mcginnis families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 17% of all the recorded Mcginnis's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mcginnis families in 1840.
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What did your Mcginnis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcginnis. 15% of Mcginnis men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mcginnis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcginnis were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 26,000 military records available for the last name Mcginnis. For the veterans among your Mcginnis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcginnis lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcginnis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcginnis in 1942 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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