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Mccallum Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Caluim ‘son of Calum or Colum’ a personal name derived from Latin columba ‘dove’. The surname often represents a short form of Mac Gille Caluim or Mac Giolla Coluim ‘son of the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Columba’ (Colum Cille). The personal name (Scottish Calum Irish Colum originally combined with giolla ‘servant’) has long been popular in Scotland and Ireland due largely to the cult of Saint Columba 521–597 who converted the Picts to Christianity and founded an influential monastery on the island of Iona. His name in Irish is Colum Cille ‘Dove of the Church’.

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


Similar surnames: Mccollum, Allum, Mccall, Mccauley, Mccallion, Mccullen, Mccarley

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Where is the Mccallum family from?

You can see how Mccallum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccallum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccallum families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 25 Mccallum families living in North Carolina. This was about 45% of all the recorded Mccallum's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Mccallum families in 1840.
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What did your Mccallum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mccallum. 18% of Mccallum men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Mccallum women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccallum were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mccallum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mccallum in 1944 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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