Mcclay Family History

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Mcclay Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: probably an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Léigh ‘son of the physician’, Irish Mac an Leagha (Antrim).

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

Similar surnames: Mccloy, Mccay, Mcclam, Mcclave, Mckay, Mccaw, Mcclory, Mcstay, Mccray

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Mcclay Family Origin

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Mcclay Family Occupations

What did your Mcclay ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Engineer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mcclay. 84% of Mcclay women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrical Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Tailoress
  • Weaver Cotton Manufacture

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

Mcclay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Mcclay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcclay 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcclay. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mcclay. For the veterans among your Mcclay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcclay Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcclay lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcclay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcclay in 1945 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcclay

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