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Origins of the McElney surname

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About the McElneys

We have a total number of 105 records for people with the last name McElney.

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Where do most McElneys live?

In 1921, most McElneys lived in North West.


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Interesting facts about McElneys

How common is your surname?

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We have 38 records for the McElney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1939.

Who were McElneys most likely to marry?

Ellises

&

Hamiltons

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What are the most common McElney first names?

  • John
  • Robert
  • Mary
  • Sarah

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Common jobs for McElneys

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

Common Female occupations for McElneys in 1921
Cotton Card Room Hand

1

House Surgeon M B Ch B

1

Servant Domestic

1

Common Male occupations for McElneys in 1921
Carter At Destraction

1

Corn Broker

1

Corporation Labourer

1

General Labourer

1

Goods Porter

1

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