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Mcdonnell Family History

Mcdonnell Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnuill, a patronymic from the personal name Domhnall (see McDonald).

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


Similar surnames: Mcconnell, Mcdowell, O'donnell, Mcdonald, Mckinnell, O'connell

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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.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Dock Labourer
    9%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Postman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Mcdonnell. For the veterans among your Mcdonnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcdonnell lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdonnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Mcdonnell in 1941 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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