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Mcdowell Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. According to MacLysaght, this is the Irish form of the name of the Scottish clan McDougall, borne by a branch which went to Ireland from the Hebrides as mercenaries. However, Black shows that both forms were current in Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Mcdougall, Mcdonnell, Dowell, Powell, Mccoll, Maxwell, Mcowen, Mowell

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Mcdowell Family Origin

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Mcdowell Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    5%
  • Carpet Weaver

    5%
  • Housekeeper

    5%

In 1881, Labourer, Bricklayers Labourer and Carpet Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcdowell. A less common occupation for the Mcdowell family was Housekeeper. The most common Mcdowell occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Mcdowell's were Labourers.

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