Mcwhirter Family History

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Mcwhirter Name Meaning

Scottish (Ayrshire) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Chruiteir ‘son of the harpist or fiddler’, from Gaelic cruitear ‘harpist’, ‘fiddler’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcwhorter, Mcwhite, Mccarter, Mcwhinney, Mccotter, Mcallister

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Mcwhirter Family Origin

Where is the Mcwhirter family from?

Mcwhirter Family Occupations

What did your Mcwhirter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcwhirter. A less common occupation for the Mcwhirter family was Farm Laborer. The most common Mcwhirter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Mcwhirter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Mcwhirter Historical Records

What Mcwhirter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcwhirter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcwhirter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcwhirter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcwhirter. For the veterans among your Mcwhirter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcwhirter Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcwhirter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mcwhirter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcwhirter in 1947 was 69, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcwhirter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcwhirter 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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