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Mcdow Surname Meaning

Scottish: variant of McDuff .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mcadoo, Mccoy, Mcroy, Mccaw, Dow, Mcvoy, Mcgaw, Bow, Mccown, Croy

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Where is the Mcdow family from?

You can see how Mcdow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcdow family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcdow families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there were 42 Mcdow families living in Inverness-shire. This was about 95% of all the recorded Mcdow's in Scotland. Inverness-shire had the highest population of Mcdow families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcdow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcdow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcdow. 40% of Mcdow men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Mcdow women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcdow were Carpenter and Cook. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Mcdow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcdow census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 292 immigration records available for the last name Mcdow. 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcdow. For the veterans among your Mcdow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcdow lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mcdow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mcdow in 1947 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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