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Mcleroy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh (see Gilroy).

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


Similar surnames: Mcelroy, Mcevoy, Mcroy, Mcinroy, Mulroy, Clardy, Mcleod, Mclaren

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Where is the Mcleroy family from?

You can see how Mcleroy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcleroy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcleroy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Mcleroy families living in Alabama. This was about 39% of all the recorded Mcleroy's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Mcleroy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcleroy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcleroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcleroy. 33% of Mcleroy men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mcleroy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcleroy were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 220 immigration records available for the last name Mcleroy. 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 Mcleroy. For the veterans among your Mcleroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcleroy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcleroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Mcleroy in 1945 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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