Mckinstry Family History

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Mckinstry Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Aistrigh, a simplified version of Mac an Aistrighthigh ‘son of the traveler’. The name is now largely confined to Ulster, but seems to have originated in Galloway (southwestern Scotland).

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


Similar surnames: Mckinney, Mcmurtry, Mckinnon, Mcenery, Mckinley, Mcginty, Mcgimsey

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Mckinstry Family Origin

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Mckinstry Family Occupations

What did your Mckinstry ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Merchant

    3%

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Mckinstry Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mckinstry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckinstry 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mckinstry. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mckinstry. For the veterans among your Mckinstry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mckinstry Life Expectancy

What is the average Mckinstry lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mckinstry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Mckinstry in 1954 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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