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Mcmillan Family History

Mcmillan Surname Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maoláin a patronymic from the byname Maolán a diminutive of maol ‘bald tonsured’. In Scotland and England the usual spelling is Macmillan. Compare the Irish Anglicized form McMullan and Mullen

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

Similar surnames: Mcmillin, Mcquillan, Mcmellon, Mclean, Mcgillis, Mcwilliam, Mcminn

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Where is the Mcmillan family from?

You can see how Mcmillan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcmillan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcmillan families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1891 there were 289 Mcmillan families living in Lancashire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mcmillan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mcmillan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcmillan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcmillan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mcmillan. 13% of Mcmillan men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Mcmillan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcmillan were Carpenter and Shorthand Typist. .

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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
  • Police Constable
  • Painter decorator
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Shorthand Typist
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Census Records

There are 352,000 census records available for the last name Mcmillan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcmillan 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 49,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcmillan. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Mcmillan. For the veterans among your Mcmillan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcmillan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mcmillan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mcmillan in 1941 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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