Mcdermott Family History

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Mcdermott 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: Mcdermitt, Mcclymont, Mckerrow, Mccalmont, Dermody, Mcdorman

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Mcdermott Family Origin

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Mcdermott Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mcdermott family was Carpenter. The most common Mcdermott occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Mcdermott's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcdermott.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Mcdermott Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mcdermott Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdermott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcdermott in 1940 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

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