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Mcalexander Family History

Mcalexander Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Alasdair (see McAllister), Alexander being regarded as the English equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Alasdair.

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


Similar surnames: Alexander, Mcallister, Callander, Mcaleer, Mcalhany, Xander, Lander

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Where is the Mcalexander family from?

You can see how Mcalexander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcalexander family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcalexander families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Mcalexander families living in London. This was about 57% of all the recorded Mcalexander's in the UK. London had the highest population of Mcalexander families in 1891.
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What did your Mcalexander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mcalexander. 42% of Mcalexander men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Mcalexander women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcalexander were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 124 immigration records available for the last name Mcalexander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mcalexander. For the veterans among your Mcalexander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcalexander lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mcalexander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcalexander in 1954 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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