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Mclaughlin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lochlainn ‘son of the Norseman’ from the personal name Lochlann ‘stranger Norseman’ from a term denoting Scandinavia (possibly ‘land of lakes/fjords’). This was a ruling family in Ulster. See also Laughlin and compare the Scottish form McLachlan .

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


Similar surnames: Laughlin, O'laughlin, Mcglaughlin, Mcnaughton, Mccaughan, O'loughlin

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Where is the Mclaughlin family from?

You can see how Mclaughlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mclaughlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mclaughlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 140 Mclaughlin families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Mclaughlin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mclaughlin families in 1840.
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What did your Mclaughlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mclaughlin. 13% of Mclaughlin men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mclaughlin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mclaughlin were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 66,000 immigration records available for the last name Mclaughlin. 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 88,000 military records available for the last name Mclaughlin. For the veterans among your Mclaughlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mclaughlin lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mclaughlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mclaughlin in 1940 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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