Mcmillan Family History

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Mcmillan Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maoláin, a patronymic from the byname Maolán, a diminutive of maol ‘bald’, ‘tonsured’. In Scotland the usual spelling is Macmillan. Compare Mullen.

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

Similar surnames: Mcmillin, Mcquillan, Mcmellon, Mclean, Mcgillis, Mcwilliam, Mcminn

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Mcmillan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mcmillan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mcmillan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Mcmillan Family Origin

Where is the Mcmillan family from?

Mcmillan Family Occupations

What did your Mcmillan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Blacksmith and Draper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcmillan. A less common occupation for the Mcmillan family was Housekeeper. The most common Mcmillan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 3% of Mcmillan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Blacksmith

  • Draper

  • Housekeeper


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

Mcmillan Historical Records

What Mcmillan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 352,000 census records available for the last name Mcmillan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcmillan 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 49,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcmillan. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Mcmillan. For the veterans among your Mcmillan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcmillan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcmillan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmillan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcmillan in 1941 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcmillan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcmillan 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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