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Mcfarland Family History

Mcfarland Name Meaning

Irish (northern): variant of McFarlane .

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


Similar surnames: Mcparland, Macfarland, Mcfarlan, Mcfarlane, Mcfarlen, Mcfarlin

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Where is the Mcfarland family from?

You can see how Mcfarland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcfarland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcfarland families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 141 Mcfarland families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Mcfarland's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mcfarland families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcfarland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcfarland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcfarland. 16% of Mcfarland men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Mcfarland women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcfarland 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
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 190,000 census records available for the last name Mcfarland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcfarland 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcfarland. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Mcfarland. For the veterans among your Mcfarland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcfarland lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcfarland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcfarland in 1944 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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