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Origins of the McGiness surname

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About the McGinesses

We have a total number of 291 records for people with the last name McGiness.

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Where do most McGinesses live?

In 1921, most McGinesses lived in Northern Ireland.

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Interesting facts about McGinesses

How common is your surname?

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

We have 104 records for the McGiness surname. The oldest one dates back to 1860.

Who were McGinesses most likely to marry?



Mc Ginesses

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What are the most common McGiness first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McGinesses

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

Common Female occupations for McGinesses in 1921
Coal Miner Wife


General Servant


Bonnet Knitter


Calico Weaver


Cotton Carder


Common Male occupations for McGinesses in 1921
Coal Miner


Iron Miner


Agricultural Labourer


Dock Labourer




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