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Mcguirk Family History

Mcguirk Surname Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Cuirc a patronymic from the personal name Corc which is of unexplained etymology. Irish: etymology that has been proposed though unlikely is from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Oirc from orc ‘hog’ used as a personal name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mcguire, Mcguirl, Quirk, Mcginn, Mcgill, Mcgurrin, Mcgurl, Mcgirr

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Where is the Mcguirk family from?

You can see how Mcguirk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcguirk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcguirk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 92 Mcguirk families living in Lancashire. This was about 58% of all the recorded Mcguirk's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcguirk families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcguirk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcguirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mcguirk. 59% of Mcguirk men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Mcguirk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcguirk were Builders Labourer Heavy and Certified Midwife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    59%
  • Dock Labourer
    25%
  • Builders Labourer Heavy
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Domestic Duties (unpaid)
    4%
  • Certified Midwife
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcguirk. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mcguirk. For the veterans among your Mcguirk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcguirk lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Mcguirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Mcguirk in 1948 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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