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Mdougall Family History

Mdougall Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Mcdougall, Dougall, Mcdougal, Dougal, Mcdougald, Macdougall, Dowdall

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Where is the Mdougall family from?

You can see how Mdougall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mdougall family name was found in Scotland between 1851 and 1901. The most Mdougall families were found in and Scotland in 1851. In 1851 there were 21 Mdougall families living in Argyll. This was 100% of all the recorded Mdougall's in Scotland. Argyll had the highest population of Mdougall families in 1851.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mdougall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mdougall ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 189 census records available for the last name Mdougall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mdougall 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 43 immigration records available for the last name Mdougall. 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 5 military records available for the last name Mdougall. For the veterans among your Mdougall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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