Mcnamee Family History

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Mcnamee Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Mhidhe, meaning ‘hound of Meath’. This family were hereditary poets in Ulster.

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

Similar surnames: Mcafee, Mcnaney, Mcnee, Mcatee, Mcabee, Mcfate, Mccabe, Mclaren

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Mcnamee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcnamee name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Mcnamee Family Origin

Where is the Mcnamee family from?

Mcnamee Family Occupations

What did your Mcnamee ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcnamee occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Mcnamee's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mcnamee family was In Woolen Mill. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcnamee.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • In Woolen Mill


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

Mcnamee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Mcnamee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcnamee 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcnamee. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Mcnamee. For the veterans among your Mcnamee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcnamee Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcnamee lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcnamee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcnamee in 1942 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcnamee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcnamee 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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