Mcconnell Family History

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Mcconnell Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill ‘son of Domhnall’ (see McDonald). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conaill ‘son of Conall’, a personal name probably composed of the elements con, an inflected form of cú ‘hound’ or ‘wolf’, + gal ‘valor’. This was borne by many early chieftains and warriors of Ireland, including the Ulster hero Conall Cearnach, and one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who gave his name to Tir Conaill ‘Conall’s land’, otherwise known as County Donegal. It was further popularized by the fame of a 7th-century Irish saint, abbot of Inis Caoil.

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

Similar surnames: O'connell, Mcdonnell, Mcconn, Mcconville, Mcdowell, Mccone, Mccotter

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Mcconnell Family Origin

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Mcconnell Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mcconnell family was Bootmaker. The most common Mcconnell occupation in the UK was (Husd At Sea ). 3% of Mcconnell's were (Husd At Sea )s. (Husd At Sea ), Army Pensioner and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcconnell.

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  • (Husd At Sea )

  • Army Pensioner

  • Boot Maker

  • Bootmaker


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Mcconnell Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Mcconnell Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcconnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcconnell in 1940 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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