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Mcgrath Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of a patronymic from the Gaelic personal name Mac Raith ‘son of grace or good fortune’ from rath ‘grace prosperity’. The final fricative th is no longer pronounced in the language of origin. See also McRae the usual Scottish form of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgrail, Mcgrady, Mcgrane, Mcelrath, Mcgath, Mcmath, Mcrae, Mcfate

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Where is the Mcgrath family from?

You can see how Mcgrath families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgrath family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgrath families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 51 Mcgrath families living in New York. This was about 37% of all the recorded Mcgrath's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mcgrath families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcgrath surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcgrath ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcgrath. 11% of Mcgrath men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mcgrath women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcgrath were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 302,000 census records available for the last name Mcgrath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgrath census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 65,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgrath. 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 Cards

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Mcgrath. For the veterans among your Mcgrath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgrath lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgrath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcgrath in 1940 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

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