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Origins of the McCauley surname

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About the McCauleys

We have a total number of 14727 records for people with the last name McCauley.

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Where do most McCauleys live?

In 1921, most McCauleys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McCauleys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 2,910 records for the McCauley surname. The oldest one dates back to 1846.

Who were McCauleys most likely to marry?

Mc Cauleys



Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married McCauleys.

What are the most common McCauley first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McCauleys

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

Common Female occupations for McCauleys in 1921
Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver


Cotton Winder


General Servant


Common Male occupations for McCauleys in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner






Able Seaman


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