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Mckinney Surname Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionaoith ‘son of ç’ an early Gaelic personal name popular from the ninth century and possibly derived from Pictish. Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnigh ‘son of Coinneach’ an Old Irish personal name borne by a Christian saint and Anglicized in Ireland as Canice which was treated in Scotland as equivalent to Kenneth . This surname was usually Anglicized in Scotland as McKenzie but is otherwise hard to distinguish from sense 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Mckinley, Mckinnon, Mcwhinney, Mcginley, Mcgivney, Mccarney, Mclarney

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Where is the Mckinney family from?

You can see how Mckinney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckinney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mckinney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 12 Mckinney families living in Durham. This was about 32% of all the recorded Mckinney's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Mckinney families in 1891.
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What did your Mckinney 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 Mckinney. 34% of Mckinney men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Mckinney women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckinney were Coal Getter Coal Miner Down Below Heavy Work and Small Press Operator. .

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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
    34%
  • Clerk In Holy Orders
    23%
  • Medical Practitioner
    23%
  • Coal Getter Coal Miner Down Below Heavy Work
    23%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Small Press Operator
    4%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckinney. 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 59,000 military records available for the last name Mckinney. For the veterans among your Mckinney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckinney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mckinney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mckinney in 1940 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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