Mccann Family History

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Mccann Name Meaning

Irish (northern Armagh): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cana ‘son of Cana’, a personal name or byname meaning ‘wolf cub’.

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

Similar surnames: Mcconn, Mccrann, Mccart, Mccaw, Mccone, Mccary, Mccaig, Mccabe

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Mccann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mccann name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mccann. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Mccann Family Origin

Where is the Mccann family from?

Mccann Family Occupations

What did your Mccann ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mccann occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Mccann's were Labourers. Labourer, Dock Lab and Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mccann. A less common occupation for the Mccann family was Laborer.

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  • Labourer

  • Dock Lab

  • Hawker

  • Laborer


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

Mccann Historical Records

What Mccann family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 222,000 census records available for the last name Mccann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccann 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 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccann. 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 Card

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Mccann. For the veterans among your Mccann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mccann Life Expectancy

What is the average Mccann lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mccann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mccann in 1940 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mccann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mccann 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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