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Origins of the McEwan surname

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About the McEwans

We have a total number of 38929 records for people with the last name McEwan.

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Where do most McEwans live?

In 1921, most McEwans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McEwans

How common is your surname?

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

We have 28,700 records for the McEwan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1766.

Who were McEwans most likely to marry?

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What are the most common McEwan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McEwans

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

Common Female occupations for McEwans in 1921




Domestic Servant


House Keeper




Common Male occupations for McEwans in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer








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