Magee Family History

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Magee Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha (see McGee).

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

Similar surnames: Magie, Mcgee, Maree, Mcnee, Mcaree, Mcatee, Mcghee, Magner, Megee

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Magee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Magee name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Magee. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Magee Family Origin

Where is the Magee family from?

Magee Family Occupations

What did your Magee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Magee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Magee's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Magee family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magee.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Magee Historical Records

What Magee family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 159,000 census records available for the last name Magee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magee 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Magee. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Magee. For the veterans among your Magee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Magee Life Expectancy

What is the average Magee lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Magee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Magee in 1941 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Magee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magee 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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