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Mcwright Name Meaning

Scottish or Irish: Gaelic patronymic with the English and Scots occupational term Wright meaning ‘son of the wright’. The name is possibly a part translation of McIntyre which fully translates as ‘son of the wright’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcknight, Mcright, Mccright, Wright, Enright, Enwright, Mccreight

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Where is the Mcwright family from?

You can see how Mcwright families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcwright family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcwright families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Mcwright families living in Durham. This was about 50% of all the recorded Mcwright's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Mcwright families in 1891.
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What did your Mcwright ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mcwright. 32% of Mcwright men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Mcwright women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Mcwright. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcwright 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Mcwright. 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 515 military records available for the last name Mcwright. For the veterans among your Mcwright ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcwright lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mcwright life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Mcwright in 1958 was 64, and 49 in 2004.

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