Mcvay Family History

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Mcvay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of McVey.

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

Similar surnames: Mcray, Mclay, Mcvey, Mcbay, Mcnab, Mccray, Cay, Mckoy, Mcnay, Mccaa

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Mcvay Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcvay name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mcvay Family Origin

Where is the Mcvay family from?

Mcvay Family Occupations

What did your Mcvay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mcvay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Mcvay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mcvay family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcvay.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Mcvay Historical Records

What Mcvay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Mcvay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcvay 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcvay. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Mcvay. For the veterans among your Mcvay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcvay Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcvay lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcvay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcvay in 1945 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcvay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcvay 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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