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Mcrae Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of a patronymic from the Gaelic personal name Mac Raith ‘son of grace or prosperity’. Compare McGrath the usual Irish form of this surname.

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


Similar surnames: Mcfate, Mcham, Mccabe, Moran, Mcnee, Mcnay, Mcaree, Mcgaw, Mcgee

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Where is the Mcrae family from?

You can see how Mcrae families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcrae family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcrae families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 60 Mcrae families living in North Carolina. This was about 47% of all the recorded Mcrae's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Mcrae families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcrae surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcrae ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcrae. 20% of Mcrae men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Mcrae women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcrae were Farm Laborer and Farm Laborer. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 167,000 census records available for the last name Mcrae. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcrae census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcrae. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Mcrae. For the veterans among your Mcrae ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcrae lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcrae life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcrae in 1944 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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