Mcelwain Family History

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Mcelwain Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Beathan’, a personal name representing a diminutive of beatha ‘life’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Bháin ‘son of the white-haired (i.e. ‘ash blond’) lad’. In Ulster this surname can be the Scottish name as in 1.

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


Similar surnames: Mclean, Mcswain, Mcewen, Melvin, Mccowan, Mcgowan, Mceachin, Mcquain

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Mcelwain Family Origin

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Mcelwain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcelwain. A less common occupation for the Mcelwain family was Keeping House. The most common Mcelwain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Mcelwain's were Farmers.

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Mcelwain Historical Records

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Mcelwain Life Expectancy

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