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Mcgovern Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Shamhradháin a patronymic from the personal name Samhradhán a diminutive of samhradh ‘summer’. The family were chieftains in Cavan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Mcgivern, Mciver, Mcginn, Mccomber, Mcgowan, Mcgorry, Mcilveen

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Where is the Mcgovern family from?

You can see how Mcgovern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgovern family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgovern families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Mcgovern families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mcgovern's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mcgovern families in 1840.
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What did your Mcgovern ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcgovern. 14% of Mcgovern men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mcgovern women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcgovern were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgovern. 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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There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Mcgovern. For the veterans among your Mcgovern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgovern lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgovern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcgovern in 1942 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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