History of your Surname
Get access to M'dougal family records.Start a free trial

M'dougal Family History

M'dougal Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Mcdougal, Mcdougall, Dougal, Mcdougald, Macdougal, Dugal, Madrigal

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the M'dougal family from?

You can see how M'dougal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The M'dougal family name was found in Scotland between 1851 and 1901. The most M'dougal families were found in and Scotland in 1851. In 1851 there was 1 M'dougal family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded M'dougal's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of M'dougal families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the M'dougal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your M'dougal ancestors do for a living?

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

What M'dougal family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 57 census records available for the last name M'dougal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, M'dougal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for M'dougal

Passenger Lists

There are 4 immigration records available for the last name M'dougal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all M'dougal immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2 military records available for the last name M'dougal. For the veterans among your M'dougal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all M'dougal military records

You've only scratched the surface of M'dougal family history

Discover More

What is the average M'dougal lifespan?

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the M'dougal family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial