Mcguire Family History

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Mcguire Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Uidhir ‘son of Odhar’, a byname meaning ‘sallow’. This was the name of the ruling family of Fermanagh from the 13th–17th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Mcguirk, Mcguirl, Mcgirr, Mcgurl, Mcgarry, Mcguane, Mcginn, Mcquire

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Mcguire Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcguire name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mcguire. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Mcguire Family Origin

Where is the Mcguire family from?

Mcguire Family Occupations

What did your Mcguire ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcguire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Mcguire's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcguire. A less common occupation for the Mcguire family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Mcguire Historical Records

What Mcguire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 328,000 census records available for the last name Mcguire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcguire 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcguire. 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 72,000 military records available for the last name Mcguire. For the veterans among your Mcguire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcguire Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcguire lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcguire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcguire in 1941 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcguire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcguire 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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