Mcleish Family History

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Mcleish Name Meaning

Northern Irish (Ulster) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Íosa, patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of Jesus’.

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

Similar surnames: Mctavish, Mcleod, Mclear, Mccamish, Clews, Mcleroy, Lish, Meis

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Mcleish Family Origin

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Mcleish Family Occupations

What did your Mcleish ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcleish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Mcleish's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Carpenter House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcleish. A less common occupation for the Mcleish family was Fancy Good Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Carpenter House

  • Fancy Good Store


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

Mcleish Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Mcleish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcleish 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcleish. 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 Mcleish. For the veterans among your Mcleish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcleish Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcleish lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Mcleish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Mcleish in 1953 was 31, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcleish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcleish 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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