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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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Where is the Mcleish family from?

You can see how Mcleish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcleish family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcleish families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1840 there were 2 Mcleish families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mcleish's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Mcleish families in 1840.
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What did your Mcleish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcleish. 23% of Mcleish men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Electrician
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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