Mcgilton Family History

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Mcgilton Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced form of McGiltenan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla tSeanáin, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) Senan’.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgibbon, Mchatton, Mcgillen, Mcclinton, Mcmillin, Mcaloon, Mcgivern

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Mcgilton Family Origin

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Mcgilton Family Occupations

What did your Mcgilton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcgilton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Mcgilton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mcgilton family was Methodist Minister. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Fruit Tree Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgilton.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Fruit Tree Agent

  • Methodist Minister


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

Mcgilton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mcgilton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgilton 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 219 immigration records available for the last name Mcgilton. 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 520 military records available for the last name Mcgilton. For the veterans among your Mcgilton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgilton Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgilton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgilton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mcgilton in 1950 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgilton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgilton 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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