Mcgaw Family History

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Mcgaw Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ádhaimh ‘son of Adam’. Compare McCaw.

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

Similar surnames: Mccaw, Gaw, Mckay, Magaw, Mcgee, Mccay, Mcnay, Mcrae, Mcgraw, Mcham

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Mcgaw Family Origin

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Mcgaw Family Occupations

What did your Mcgaw ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcgaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mcgaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Mcgaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgaw 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgaw. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mcgaw. For the veterans among your Mcgaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgaw lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Mcgaw in 1949 was 49, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgaw 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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