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Mckinley Family History

Mckinley Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionnlaigh a patronymic from the early personal name Fionnlaoch (see Finley ).

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

Similar surnames: Mckinney, Mcginley, Mccauley, Mcgivney, Mcginty, Mcwhinney, Mckinnell

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Where is the Mckinley family from?

You can see how Mckinley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckinley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mckinley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 64 Mckinley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Mckinley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mckinley families in 1840.
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What did your Mckinley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mckinley. 17% of Mckinley men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Mckinley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckinley were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckinley. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Mckinley. For the veterans among your Mckinley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckinley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mckinley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mckinley in 1941 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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