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Where is the Mcdonnell family from?
You can see how Mcdonnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcdonnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcdonnell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 295 Mcdonnell families living in Lancashire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Mcdonnell's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcdonnell families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcdonnell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
What did your Mcdonnell ancestors do for a living?
In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mcdonnell. 15% of Mcdonnell men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Mcdonnell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcdonnell were Postman and Incapacitated.