Mcgaughey Family History

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Mcgaughey Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh ‘son of Eochaidh or Eachaidh’, meaning ‘horseman’ (a derivative of each ‘horse’).

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


Similar surnames: Caughey, Mcgaffey, Mcgough, Haughey, Mccaughan, Mcclaughry, Mcgarvey

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Mcgaughey Family Origin

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Mcgaughey Family Occupations

What did your Mcgaughey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mcgaughey. 14% of Mcgaughey men worked as a Farm Labourer and 50% of Mcgaughey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcgaughey were Colliery Stoneworker Under and School Mistress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    14%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Coal Putter Heavy Worker Below
    7%
  • Colliery Stoneworker Under
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Painer Domestic
    9%
  • School Mistress
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mcgaughey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Mcgaughey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgaughey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgaughey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Mcgaughey. For the veterans among your Mcgaughey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgaughey Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgaughey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgaughey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mcgaughey in 1945 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgaughey

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