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Mckellar Name Meaning

Scottish:: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ealair ‘son of Ealair’ the Gaelic form of the Latin personal name Hilarius (see Hillary ). Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Céileachair ‘son of the companionable one’. Compare Irish Kelleher .

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

Similar surnames: Mckell, Mcmellon, Mcmillan, Mckean, Mcclellan, Mckenna, Mclear

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Where is the Mckellar family from?

You can see how Mckellar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckellar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mckellar families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 3 Mckellar families living in North Carolina. This was about 43% of all the recorded Mckellar's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Mckellar families in 1840.
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What did your Mckellar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mckellar. 29% of Mckellar men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Mckellar women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckellar were Manager and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Laborer
  • Laundress
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckellar. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mckellar. For the veterans among your Mckellar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckellar lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mckellar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Mckellar in 1952 was 84, and 71 in 2004.

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