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Origins of the McGachan surname

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About the McGachans

We have a total number of 223 records for people with the last name McGachan.

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Where do most McGachans live?

In 1921, most McGachans lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about McGachans

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We have 172 records for the McGachan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1841.

Who were McGachans most likely to marry?




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What are the most common McGachan first names?

  • James
  • John
  • Margaret
  • Mary

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Common jobs for McGachans

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

Common Female occupations for McGachans in 1921
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Flax Spinner


Common Male occupations for McGachans in 1921
Coal Miner


Basket Maker


Iron Moulder


Jute Spinning Overseer




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