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Mcgettigan Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eiteagáin a patronymic from the personal name Eiteagán a diminutive of eite ‘wing’ (perhaps originally a byname for a swift runner).

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


Similar surnames: Mcguigan, Mckeegan, Mcgeehan, Mccartan, Mcgonigle, Mcgahan, Mchatton

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Where is the Mcgettigan family from?

You can see how Mcgettigan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcgettigan family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcgettigan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there were 4 Mcgettigan families living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Mcgettigan's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Mcgettigan families in 1841.
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What did your Mcgettigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, State Registered Nurse was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Mcgettigan. 100% of Mcgettigan women worked as a State Registered Nurse. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • State Registered Nurse
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Mcgettigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgettigan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcgettigan. 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 Mcgettigan. For the veterans among your Mcgettigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcgettigan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgettigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Mcgettigan in 1944 was 23, and 60 in 2004.

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