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Origins of the McGarrell surname

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About the McGarrells

We have a total number of 742 records for people with the last name McGarrell.

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Where do most McGarrells live?

In 1921, most McGarrells lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about McGarrells

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We have 392 records for the McGarrell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1881.

Who were McGarrells most likely to marry?




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What are the most common McGarrell first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McGarrells

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

Common Female occupations for McGarrells in 1921


Mill Worker


Shoe Binder


Wife Of Hugh Mcgarrell, Shoemaker (Co-Accused)




Common Male occupations for McGarrells in 1921
Coal Miner




Blast Furnaceman Labourer




Boot And Shoemaker


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