Mcdonell Family History

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Mcdonell Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Irish McDonnell.

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

Similar surnames: Mcdonel, Macdonell, Mcdonnel, Mcdoniel, Mcdanel, Mcdannell

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Mcdonell Family Origin

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Mcdonell Family Occupations

What did your Mcdonell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcdonell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Mcdonell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mcdonell family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcdonell.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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Mcdonell Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Mcdonell Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdonell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Mcdonell in 1952 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

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