Mccabe Family History

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Mccabe Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Cavan): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cába ‘son of Cába’, a nickname or personal name of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Mccone, Mcclave, Mccaw, Mccaig, Mccart, Mccann, Mccary, Mcfate

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Mccabe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mccabe name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Mccabe Family Origin

Where is the Mccabe family from?

Mccabe Family Occupations

What did your Mccabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mccabe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Mccabe's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mccabe. A less common occupation for the Mccabe family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Mccabe Historical Records

What Mccabe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 217,000 census records available for the last name Mccabe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccabe 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccabe. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Mccabe. For the veterans among your Mccabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mccabe Life Expectancy

What is the average Mccabe lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mccabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mccabe in 1943 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mccabe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mccabe 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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