Mcelroy Family History

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Mcelroy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh ‘son of the red-haired lad’ (from ruadh ‘red’). Compare Gilroy.

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

Similar surnames: Gilroy, Mcevoy, Mcleroy, Mcinroy, Mulroy, Mcroy, Mcelravy, Mccloy

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Mcelroy Family Origin

Where is the Mcelroy family from?

Mcelroy Family Occupations

What did your Mcelroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mcelroy family was Charwoman. Baker, Barman and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcelroy. The most common Mcelroy occupation in the UK was Baker. 6% of Mcelroy's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Barman

  • Carter

  • Charwoman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcelroy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mcelroy Historical Records

What Mcelroy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Mcelroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcelroy 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcelroy. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Mcelroy. For the veterans among your Mcelroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcelroy Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcelroy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcelroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mcelroy in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcelroy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcelroy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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