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Origins of the McElvaney surname

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About the McElvaneys

We have a total number of 228 records for people with the last name McElvaney.

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Where do most McElvaneys live?

In 1921, most McElvaneys lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about McElvaneys

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We have 138 records for the McElvaney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1881.

Who were McElvaneys most likely to marry?



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What are the most common McElvaney first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Eleanor

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Common jobs for McElvaneys

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

Common Female occupations for McElvaneys in 1921
Coopers Wife


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Not Known


Common Male occupations for McElvaneys in 1921
Fish Plate Mill Labourer


General Labourer


Steelworks Labourer


Brick Layer


Coal Miner


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