Magill Family History

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Magill Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Mac an Ghoill ‘son of the lowlander or stranger’. In Ireland the name was given to the descendants of early Anglo-Norman settlers. probably in some cases a short form of a surname beginning Mac Giolla.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgill, Gill, Mill, Magie, Magin, Mavity, Dahill, Cahill, Hamill

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Magill Family Origin

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Magill Family Occupations

What did your Magill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Magill family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magill. The most common Magill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Magill's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Magill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Magill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magill 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Magill. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Magill. For the veterans among your Magill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Magill Life Expectancy

What is the average Magill lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Magill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Magill in 1944 was 36, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Magill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magill 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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