Mcgregor Family History

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Mcgregor Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Griogair ‘son of Griogar’, Gaelic form of the personal name Gregory.

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

Similar surnames: Gregor, Mcgreevy, Mcgruder, Gregory, Mcgrogan, Mcaree, Greger

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Mcgregor Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcgregor name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mcgregor. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Mcgregor Family Origin

Where is the Mcgregor family from?

Mcgregor Family Occupations

What did your Mcgregor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcgregor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Mcgregor's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mcgregor family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgregor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Mcgregor Historical Records

What Mcgregor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 310,000 census records available for the last name Mcgregor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgregor 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 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgregor. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Mcgregor. For the veterans among your Mcgregor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgregor Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgregor lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgregor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Mcgregor in 1944 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgregor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgregor 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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