Mcadam Family History

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Mcadam Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Adaim ‘son of Adam’. In Ireland, it has also been adopted as a surname by bearers of the names McCadden (in County Armagh) and McCaw (in County Cavan), as well as by bearers of a number of unrelated names including Barry (a Norman family in County Cork).

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

Similar surnames: Mcada, Adam, Mcadoo, Mcham, Mcclam, Macadam, Mcatee, Mckean, Mcaree

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Mcadam Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcadam name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mcadam. 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


  • France


  • Italy


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Mcadam Family Origin

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Mcadam Family Occupations

What did your Mcadam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcadam. A less common occupation for the Mcadam family was Blacksmith. The most common Mcadam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Mcadam's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Mcadam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Mcadam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcadam 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcadam. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mcadam. For the veterans among your Mcadam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcadam Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcadam lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcadam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Mcadam in 1942 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcadam 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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