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Mccandless Name Meaning

Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuindlis ‘son of Cuindleas’ an early personal name of uncertain origin. It was shortened to Candlish in Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Mccandlish, Mccauley, Mccanless, Mccadden, Mccarley, Mcardle

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Where is the Mccandless family from?

You can see how Mccandless families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccandless family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccandless families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 61 Mccandless families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Mccandless's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mccandless families in 1840.
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What did your Mccandless ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mccandless. 20% of Mccandless men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Mccandless women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccandless were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccandless. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mccandless. For the veterans among your Mccandless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccandless lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Mccandless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mccandless in 1956 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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