Mccarthy Family History

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Mccarthy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cárthaigh ‘son of Cárthach’, a personal name meaning ‘loving’. This is the name of an important Munster family.

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

Similar surnames: Mccary, Mccarley, Mccartan, Mccart, Mccarney, Mccartney, Mclarney

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Mccarthy Family Origin

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Mccarthy Family Occupations

What did your Mccarthy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mccarthy. 13% of Mccarthy men worked as a General Labourer and 63% of Mccarthy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mccarthy were Incapacitated and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mccarthy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 646,000 census records available for the last name Mccarthy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccarthy 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 128,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccarthy. 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 117,000 military records available for the last name Mccarthy. For the veterans among your Mccarthy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mccarthy Life Expectancy

What is the average Mccarthy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mccarthy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mccarthy in 1940 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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