Mcalpine Family History

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Mcalpine Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ailpein (Scottish), Mac Ailpín (Irish) ‘son of Ailpean’, a personal name of uncertain etymology, possibly derived from alp ‘lump’. The personal name was borne by Pictish kings, one of whom, Kenneth, son of Ailpín, Ailpean, became the ruler of the united Picts and Scots and is regarded as the founder of the somewhat disparate clan of this name.

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

Similar surnames: Mcalpin, Mcallen, Mcaloon, Mcclune, Mcglone, Mcloone, Malone

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Mcalpine Ethnicity Estimate

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


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Mcalpine Family Origin

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Mcalpine Family Occupations

What did your Mcalpine ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcalpine occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Mcalpine's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mcalpine family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcalpine.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm

  • Keeping House


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Mcalpine Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Mcalpine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcalpine 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 Mcalpine. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Mcalpine. For the veterans among your Mcalpine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcalpine Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcalpine lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcalpine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcalpine in 1944 was 65, and 73 in 2004.

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