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Origins of the Mc Williams surname

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About the Mc Williamses

We have a total number of 16417 records for people with the last name Mc Williams.

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Where do most Mc Williamses live?

In 1921, most Mc Williamses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Mc Williamses

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 7,280 records for the Mc Williams surname. The oldest one dates back to 1847.

Who were Mc Williamses most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Mc Williams first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Mc Williamses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Mc Williamses in 1921
Cotton Weaver


Domestic Servant


Mill Worker




General Servant


Common Male occupations for Mc Williamses in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer




Dock Labourer




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