Mclennan Family History

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Mclennan Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhinneain, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant of (Saint) Fionnán’, a personal name representng a diminutive of fionn ‘white’. There were several early Irish saints of this name, most notably a 7th-century bishop who governed the Church established in Northumbria and evangelized parts of southern England.

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


Similar surnames: Mckennon, Mclean, Mcgannon, Brennan, Mckinnon, Mckenna, Mcclenahan

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Mclennan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mclennan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mclennan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    32%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    3%

  • France

    2%

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Mclennan Family Origin

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Mclennan Family Occupations

What did your Mclennan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mclennan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Mclennan's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mclennan. A less common occupation for the Mclennan family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Grocer

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Mclennan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Mclennan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mclennan 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

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Mclennan. For the veterans among your Mclennan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mclennan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mclennan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mclennan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mclennan in 1946 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

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