Mcgillis Family History

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Mcgillis Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish.

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

Similar surnames: Gillis, Mcgill, Mcginnis, Mckillip, Mcmillin, Mcinnis, Mcnelis

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Mcgillis Family Origin

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Mcgillis Family Occupations

What did your Mcgillis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgillis. A less common occupation for the Mcgillis family was Blacksmith. The most common Mcgillis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Mcgillis's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Mcgillis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Mcgillis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgillis 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 726 immigration records available for the last name Mcgillis. 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 Mcgillis. For the veterans among your Mcgillis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgillis Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgillis lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgillis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mcgillis in 1949 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgillis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgillis 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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