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Macdermott Family History

Macdermott Name Meaning

Irish: see McDermott.

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


Similar surnames: Mcdermott, Dermott, Mcdermitt, Mcdevitt, Mclemore, Marriott, Maryott

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Where is the Macdermott family from?

You can see how Macdermott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macdermott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Macdermott families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 7 Macdermott families living in Rhode Island. This was about 78% of all the recorded Macdermott's in USA. Rhode Island had the highest population of Macdermott families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Macdermott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Macdermott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Macdermott. 34% of Macdermott men worked as a Clerk and 34% of Macdermott women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macdermott were Investigator and Nurse. .

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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

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Salesman
    34%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Investigator
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Nurse
    23%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Macdermott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macdermott 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Macdermott. 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 728 military records available for the last name Macdermott. For the veterans among your Macdermott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Macdermott lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Macdermott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Macdermott in 1946 was 52, and 62 in 2004.

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