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Origins of the McGilvery surname

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About the McGilverys

We have a total number of 1424 records for people with the last name McGilvery.

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Where do most McGilverys live?

In 1921, most McGilverys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McGilverys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 695 records for the McGilvery surname. The oldest one dates back to 1881.

Who were McGilverys most likely to marry?

Mc Gilverys



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What are the most common McGilvery first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McGilverys

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

Common Female occupations for McGilverys in 1921
Mill Worker


B Worker


Domestic Servant


House Serv


Power Loom Weaver


Common Male occupations for McGilverys in 1921




Coal M


Coal Miner


Cotton Weaver


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