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Mackenzie Family History

Mackenzie Name Meaning

Scottish: see McKenzie.

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


Similar surnames: Mckenzie, Mckinzie, Kinzie, Menzie, Mckelvie, Mackie, Mckemie

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Where is the Mackenzie family from?

You can see how Mackenzie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mackenzie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mackenzie families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 3 Mackenzie families living in Maryland. This was about 75% of all the recorded Mackenzie's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Mackenzie families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mackenzie surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mackenzie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mackenzie. 9% of Mackenzie men worked as a Salesman and 8% of Mackenzie women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mackenzie were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 265,000 census records available for the last name Mackenzie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mackenzie 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 97,000 immigration records available for the last name Mackenzie. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Mackenzie. For the veterans among your Mackenzie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mackenzie lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mackenzie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mackenzie in 1945 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

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