Macpherson Family History

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Macpherson Name Meaning

Scottish: see McPherson.

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


Similar surnames: Mcpherson, Mcphearson, Pherson, Mcpheron, Acheson, Matheson

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Macpherson Family Origin

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Macpherson Family Occupations

What did your Macpherson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Macpherson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Macpherson's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Macpherson. A less common occupation for the Macpherson family was Clothier.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    17%
  • Clerk In Store

    8%
  • Clothier

    8%

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

Macpherson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Macpherson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macpherson 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 Macpherson

Passenger List

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

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Macpherson Life Expectancy

What is the average Macpherson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Macpherson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Macpherson in 1942 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Macpherson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Macpherson 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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