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Mcquain Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cuáin ‘son of Cuán’ a personal name or byname formed from a diminutive of ‘hound’. Compare Coyne .

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

Similar surnames: Mcquaid, Mcquaig, Mcqueen, Mcswain, Quain, Mcelwain, Mcquinn, Mcbain

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Where is the Mcquain family from?

You can see how Mcquain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcquain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcquain families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Mcquain families living in Lancashire. This was about 38% of all the recorded Mcquain's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Mcquain families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcquain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcquain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcquain. 28% of Mcquain men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Mcquain women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcquain were Painter and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mcquain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcquain census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 177 immigration records available for the last name Mcquain. 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 648 military records available for the last name Mcquain. For the veterans among your Mcquain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcquain lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mcquain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mcquain in 1958 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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