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Mccloskey Family History

Mccloskey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Bhloscaidh ‘son of Bloscadh’ a personal name probably derived from blosc ‘resounding noise blast’. This surname is the name of a family from County Derry descended from the O'Kanes; it is also found in Scotland mainly in Glasgow.

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


Similar surnames: Mccoskey, Mccroskey, Mccaskey, Mccooey, Mcclory, Mccusker, Mcchesney

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Where is the Mccloskey family from?

You can see how Mccloskey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccloskey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccloskey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Mccloskey families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 58% of all the recorded Mccloskey's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mccloskey families in 1840.
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What did your Mccloskey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mccloskey. 17% of Mccloskey men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mccloskey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccloskey were Farmer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Mccloskey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccloskey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccloskey. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Mccloskey. For the veterans among your Mccloskey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccloskey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mccloskey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mccloskey in 1941 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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