Mcnabb Family History

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Mcnabb Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Aba(dh) ‘son of the abbot’. In Scotland, monasteries often had hereditary lay abbots, who were not bound by rules of celibacy. The McNabs seem to have originated at the monastery of St. Faolan in Strathfillan.

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


Similar surnames: Mccabe, Mcnary, Mcnay, Mcnab, Mcnair, Mclamb, Mccay, Mcada, Mcfall

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Mcnabb Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcnabb name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    25%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Mcnabb Family Origin

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Mcnabb Family Occupations

What did your Mcnabb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcnabb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Mcnabb's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcnabb. A less common occupation for the Mcnabb family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Mcnabb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Mcnabb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnabb 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 Mcnabb. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Mcnabb. For the veterans among your Mcnabb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcnabb Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcnabb lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnabb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcnabb in 1940 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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