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Mcconnell Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill ‘son of Domhnall’ (see McDonald). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conaill ‘son of Conall’, a personal name probably composed of the elements con, an inflected form of cú ‘hound’ or ‘wolf’, + gal ‘valor’. This was borne by many early chieftains and warriors of Ireland, including the Ulster hero Conall Cearnach, and one of the two sons of Niall of the Nine Hostages, who gave his name to Tir Conaill ‘Conall’s land’, otherwise known as County Donegal. It was further popularized by the fame of a 7th-century Irish saint, abbot of Inis Caoil.

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


Similar surnames: O'connell, Mcdonnell, Mcconn, Mcconville, Mcdowell, Mccone, Mccotter

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You can see how Mcconnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcconnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcconnell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 280 Mcconnell families living in Lancashire. This was about 49% of all the recorded Mcconnell's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcconnell families in 1891.
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What did your Mcconnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mcconnell. 12% of Mcconnell men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Mcconnell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcconnell were Iron Moulder and Domestic Servant. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    8%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Iron Moulder
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcconnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mcconnell in 1940 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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