Mccathern Family History

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Mccathern Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: probably an altered form of McCahern or McGahern, Anglicized forms of Gaelic Mac Eachráin (see McEachern).

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

Similar surnames: Mceachern, Mccaghren, Mcwatters, Mccarter, Mccotter, Mcateer

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Mccathern Family Origin

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Mccathern Family Occupations

What did your Mccathern ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, At Home, Blacksmith and Farmer & Wheelright were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mccathern. The most common Mccathern occupation in the USA was At Home. 20% of Mccathern's were At Homes. A less common occupation for the Mccathern family was Keeping House.

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  • At Home

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer & Wheelright

  • Keeping House


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

Mccathern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mccathern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccathern 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mccathern. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mccathern. For the veterans among your Mccathern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mccathern Life Expectancy

What is the average Mccathern lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mccathern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mccathern in 1963 was 58, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mccathern

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