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Mcswain Surname Meaning

Scottish: probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suain a Gaelic patronymic based on Old Norse sveinn ‘boy servant’ which was also used as a personal name. See McQueen 2 and compare Whan . There has been some confusion with Mac Suibhne see McSween .

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

Similar surnames: Swain, Mcelwain, Mcquain, Cain, Mcnair, Mcnevin, Mcgowan, Maslin

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Where is the Mcswain family from?

You can see how Mcswain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcswain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcswain families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Mcswain families living in Northumberland. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mcswain's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Mcswain families in 1891.
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What did your Mcswain ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcswain. 26% of Mcswain men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Mcswain women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcswain were Carpenter and Laborer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Spinner
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 888 immigration records available for the last name Mcswain. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mcswain. For the veterans among your Mcswain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcswain lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mcswain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcswain in 1943 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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