Mcfadden Family History

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Mcfadden Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in (Scottish) and Mac Pháidín (Irish), patronymics from Gaelic pet forms of the personal name Patrick.

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

Similar surnames: Mccadden, Mcpadden, Mcfate, Mcspadden, Mclaren, Mclinden, Hadden

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Mcfadden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcfadden name?

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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Mcfadden Family Origin

Where is the Mcfadden family from?

Mcfadden Family Occupations

What did your Mcfadden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mcfadden family was Dressmaker. Agricultural Labourer, Cooper and Dock Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcfadden. The most common Mcfadden occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 13% of Mcfadden's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Cooper

  • Dock Lab

  • Dressmaker


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

Mcfadden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Mcfadden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcfadden 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcfadden. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Mcfadden. For the veterans among your Mcfadden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcfadden Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcfadden lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcfadden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcfadden in 1942 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcfadden 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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