Mcclellan Family History

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Mcclellan Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaolain (Scottish) and Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Faolán’ (see Whelan).

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

Similar surnames: Mclean, Mcquillan, Mclennan, Mcclanahan, Mccolgan, Mcclenahan

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Mcclellan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcclellan name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Mcclellan Family Origin

Where is the Mcclellan family from?

Mcclellan Family Occupations

What did your Mcclellan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mcclellan family was Labourer. The most common Mcclellan occupation in the UK was Engine Driver At Bwks. 10% of Mcclellan's were Engine Driver At Bwkss. Engine Driver At Bwks, Farmer and Fireman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcclellan.

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  • Engine Driver At Bwks

  • Farmer

  • Fireman

  • Labourer


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Mcclellan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Mcclellan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcclellan 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcclellan. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Mcclellan. For the veterans among your Mcclellan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcclellan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcclellan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcclellan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcclellan in 1940 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcclellan

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