Mcclure Family History

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Mcclure Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), probably ‘son of the sallow lad’. Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Dheòradha, Irish Mac Giolla Dheóradha ‘son of the servant of the pilgrim’.

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

Similar surnames: Mcclurg, Mcclune, Mcclave, Mccauley, Mcclay, Mcclory, Mcclung, Mccord

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Mcclure Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcclure name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Mcclure Family Origin

Where is the Mcclure family from?

Mcclure Family Occupations

What did your Mcclure ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mcclure family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcclure. The most common Mcclure occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Mcclure's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Mcclure Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 206,000 census records available for the last name Mcclure. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcclure 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcclure. 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 49,000 military records available for the last name Mcclure. For the veterans among your Mcclure ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcclure Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcclure lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcclure life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcclure in 1943 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcclure 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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