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Mckinley Surname Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionnlaigh a patronymic from the early personal name Fionnlaoch (see Finley ).

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


Similar surnames: Mckinney, Mcginley, Mccauley, Mcgivney, Mcginty, Mcwhinney, Mckinnell

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Where is the Mckinley family from?

You can see how Mckinley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckinley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mckinley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 151 Mckinley families living in Lancashire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mckinley's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mckinley families in 1891.
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What did your Mckinley 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 Mckinley. 22% of Mckinley men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Mckinley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckinley were Ship Joiner and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
    22%
  • Builders Labourer
    18%
  • Decorator
    9%
  • Ship Joiner
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • School Teacher
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckinley. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Mckinley. For the veterans among your Mckinley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckinley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mckinley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mckinley in 1941 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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