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Mcelrea Family History

Mcelrea Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Mcelyea, Mcelroy, Mcelwee, Mcrea, Mccrea, Mcelreath, Mcewen, Melle

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Where is the Mcelrea family from?

You can see how Mcelrea families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcelrea family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Mcelrea families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 8 Mcelrea families living in Iowa. This was about 67% of all the recorded Mcelrea's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Mcelrea families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcelrea surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcelrea ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Mcelrea. 100% of Mcelrea men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mcelrea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcelrea 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 228 immigration records available for the last name Mcelrea. 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 238 military records available for the last name Mcelrea. For the veterans among your Mcelrea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcelrea lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2003, in the United States, Mcelrea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mcelrea in 1968 was 59, and 68 in 2003.

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