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Mckelvin Surname Meaning

Scottish: possibly a variant of McKelvey influenced by the name of the River Kelvin (Glasgow) or a variant of Irish McElveen .

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

Similar surnames: Mckelvie, Melvin, Mckelvy, Mcelvain, Mclain, Mckemie, Mckain, Mclin

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Where is the Mckelvin family from?

You can see how Mckelvin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mckelvin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mckelvin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Mckelvin families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Mckelvin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mckelvin families in 1891.
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What did your Mckelvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mckelvin. 50% of Mckelvin men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Mckelvin women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mckelvin were Painter and Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mckelvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckelvin 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 112 immigration records available for the last name Mckelvin. 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 172 military records available for the last name Mckelvin. For the veterans among your Mckelvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mckelvin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mckelvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Mckelvin in 1946 was 31, and 54 in 2004.

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