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Origins of the McCool surname

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About the McCools

We have a total number of 4030 records for people with the last name McCool.

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Where do most McCools live?

In 1921, most McCools lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McCools

How common is your surname?

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

We have 795 records for the McCool surname. The oldest one dates back to 1856.

Who were McCools most likely to marry?

Mc Cools



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What are the most common McCool first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McCools

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

Common Female occupations for McCools in 1921
No Occupation




Dress Maker


Assisting At Home




Common Male occupations for McCools in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer




Coal Miner Hewer




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