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Mcdermitt Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Diarmada ‘son of Diarmaid’, a personal name possibly composed of the separative prefix di- + farmat ‘envy’, hence meaning ‘free from envy’. This name was borne in Celtic legend by the lover of Gráinne, and, in historical times, by Diarmaid Mac Murchadha, the 12th-century king of Leinster whose appeal to the English for support led directly to the Anglo-Norman presence in Ireland. Mac Diarmada was an important name in Connacht.

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

Similar surnames: Mcdermott, Mcdiarmid, Mccormick, Mcdevitt, Mckevitt, Mcferrin

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Mcdermitt Family Origin

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Mcdermitt Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcdermitt. 9% of Mcdermitt men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Mcdermitt women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcdermitt were Labor and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

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

Mcdermitt Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 729 immigration records available for the last name Mcdermitt. 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 Mcdermitt. For the veterans among your Mcdermitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcdermitt Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdermitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mcdermitt in 1954 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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