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Mcewen Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’, a widespread and ancient personal name, possibly derived from eo ‘yew’, meaning ‘born of yew’. It was Latinized as Eugenius (see Eugene), and was also regarded as a Gaelic form of John. This was the name of one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages; the other was Conall. Anglicized form of Mac Eathain ‘son of Eathan’, a Scottish Gaelic form of Latin Johannes (see John). John was taken into Irish as Eoin at first; Seán is a later form. In later Irish, as in the surnames, the personal names Eoghan and Eoin were often confused.

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


Similar surnames: Mcowen, Mccoin, Mciver, Ewen, Mcelwee, Mcqueen, Mcswain, Mcnee

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Mcewen Family Origin

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Mcewen Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mcewen family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcewen. The most common Mcewen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Mcewen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Mcewen Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcewen. 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 Mcewen. For the veterans among your Mcewen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcewen Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mcewen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcewen in 1949 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

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