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Origins of the McCristal surname

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About the McCristals

We have a total number of 301 records for people with the last name McCristal.

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Where do most McCristals live?

In 1921, most McCristals lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about McCristals

How common is your surname?

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

We have 109 records for the McCristal surname. The oldest one dates back to 1841.

Who were McCristals most likely to marry?

Mc Cristals



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What are the most common McCristal first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McCristals

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

Common Female occupations for McCristals in 1921
Silk Mill Hand


Basket Wever


Cotton Facty




Agricultural Labourer


Common Male occupations for McCristals in 1921


Coal Miner


Commercial Traveller




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