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Mcdonald Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall, which is composed of the ancient Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might’, ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcmonagle, Mcdougall, Mcdonnell, Mcdowell, Ronald, Leonard, Mcfall

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Mcdonald Family Origin

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Mcdonald Family Occupations

What did your Mcdonald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcdonald. The most common Mcdonald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Mcdonald's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mcdonald family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Mcdonald Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mcdonald Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcdonald lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdonald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mcdonald in 1940 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcdonald 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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