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Mcdougall Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill, ‘son of Dubhghall’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + gall ‘stranger’. This was originally a byname used to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from the fair-haired Norwegians. Compare Doyle.

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


Similar surnames: Mcdowell, Dougall, Mcdonald, Mccall, Mcgill, Mcdonnell, Mccolgan

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Where is the Mcdougall family from?

You can see how Mcdougall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcdougall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcdougall families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1891 there were 287 Mcdougall families living in Lancashire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Mcdougall's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcdougall families in 1891.
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What did your Mcdougall 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 Mcdougall. 17% of Mcdougall men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Mcdougall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcdougall were Wharf Labourer and Housewife.

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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
    17%
  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Wharf Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Mcdougall. For the veterans among your Mcdougall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcdougall lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdougall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcdougall in 1940 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

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