Mackay Family History

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Mackay Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: see McKay.

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


Similar surnames: Mackey, Mckay, Mckoy, Mccray, Mckey, Mcclay, Mccay, Maclay, Mack

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Mackay Family Origin

Where is the Mackay family from?

Mackay Family Occupations

What did your Mackay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mackay. A less common occupation for the Mackay family was Carpenter. The most common Mackay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Mackay's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Mackay Historical Records

What Mackay family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Mackay

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mackay. 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 Mackay. For the veterans among your Mackay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mackay Life Expectancy

What is the average Mackay lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mackay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mackay in 1945 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mackay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mackay 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.

Famous Mackay Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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