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Macpherson Family History

Macpherson Name Meaning
Scottish: see McPherson.

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

322,322 Historical Documents with Macpherson on Ancestry.co.uk
74,346 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,432 Military Records
22,439 Immigration Records
88,167 Census and Voter Lists
127,938 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Macpherson Families

  • Number of Macpherson families
     92 - 182
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Macpherson families
     390 - 777
     131 - 389
     1 - 130
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Macpherson census records

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Macpherson Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.co.uk. You can find out where the majority of the Macpherson families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Macpherson Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Macpherson families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Macpherson Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Macpherson census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Macpherson ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Military Service by Macpherson

Did the Macphersons fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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