Mckelvey Family History

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Mckelvey Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shealbhaigh, ‘son of Sealbhach’, a personal name from the adjective sealbhach ‘rich in herds’, ‘rich’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhuidhe (see McEvoy).

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

Similar surnames: Mckinney, Calvey, Mckeever, Mcweeney, Mcelroy, Mccolley, Mckinley

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Mckelvey Family Origin

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Mckelvey Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Mckelvey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Mckelvey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mckelvey family was Boatman. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mckelvey.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Boatman


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Mckelvey Historical Records

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Mckelvey Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Mckelvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mckelvey in 1947 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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