Mcleod Family History

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Mcleod Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Leòid, a patronymic from a Gaelic form of the Old Norse personal name Ljótr ‘ugly’.

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

Similar surnames: Mclean, Mcpeak, Mcleish, Mckean, Mclear, Mcleroy, Mcadoo, Clews

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Mcleod Family Origin

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Mcleod Family Occupations

What did your Mcleod ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Crofter, Farmer and Shepherd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcleod. A less common occupation for the Mcleod family was House Keeper. The most common Mcleod occupation in the UK was Crofter. 7% of Mcleod's were Crofters.

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  • Crofter

  • Farmer

  • Shepherd

  • House Keeper


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

Mcleod Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcleod. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcleod 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcleod. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcleod. For the veterans among your Mcleod ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcleod Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcleod lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcleod life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcleod in 1941 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcleod

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcleod 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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