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Mcnaught Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: shortened form of McNaughton . Irish and Scottish: in Donegal (Ireland) and reportedly southwestern Scotland a variant of McKnight .

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

Similar surnames: Mcnaughton, Mcvaugh, Mcright, Mccright, Mcgough, Mcgaughy, Mchugh

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Where is the Mcnaught family from?

You can see how Mcnaught families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcnaught family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcnaught families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 8 Mcnaught families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Mcnaught's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mcnaught families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcnaught surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcnaught ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcnaught. 14% of Mcnaught men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Mcnaught women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcnaught were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Mcnaught. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnaught 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnaught. 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 Mcnaught. For the veterans among your Mcnaught ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcnaught lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnaught life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Mcnaught in 1942 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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