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Origins of the McArtney surname

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About the McArtneys

We have a total number of 1492 records for people with the last name McArtney.

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Where do most McArtneys live?

In 1921, most McArtneys lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about McArtneys

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We have 1,190 records for the McArtney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1861.

Who were McArtneys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common McArtney first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McArtneys

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

Common Female occupations for McArtneys in 1921


Mill Worker


Jute Spinner


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for McArtneys in 1921
Coal Miner


Ironstone Miner








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