Macdonald Family History

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Macdonald Name Meaning

Scottish: see McDonald.

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

Similar surnames: Mcdonald, Donald, Mcdowall, Macdougall, Macdougal, Mcdougald

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Macdonald Family Origin

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Macdonald Family Occupations

What did your Macdonald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Macdonald family was Carpenter. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Macdonald. The most common Macdonald occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 14% of Macdonald's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Macdonald ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Macdonald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Macdonald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macdonald census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Macdonald. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Macdonald. For the veterans among your Macdonald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Macdonald Life Expectancy

What is the average Macdonald lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Macdonald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Macdonald in 1942 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Macdonald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Macdonald ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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