Mckinney Family History

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Mckinney Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of Cionaodh’, a personal name which is probably composed of the elements cion ‘respect’, ‘affection’ + Aodh, a Gaelic personal name, originally the name of the Celtic god of fire. The personal name thus probably means ‘beloved of Aodh’. Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’, an Old Irish personal name equivalent to Scottish Kenneth. Compare Kenny. Also the Scottish name as in 1.

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

Similar surnames: Mckinley, Mckinnon, Mcwhinney, Mcginley, Mcgivney, Mccarney, Mclarney

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Mckinney Ethnicity Estimate

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Mckinney Family Origin

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Mckinney Family Occupations

What did your Mckinney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mckinney. The most common Mckinney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Mckinney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mckinney family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Mckinney Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 59,000 military records available for the last name Mckinney. For the veterans among your Mckinney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mckinney Life Expectancy

What is the average Mckinney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mckinney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mckinney in 1940 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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