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Origins of the McGurkin surname

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About the McGurkins

We have a total number of 122 records for people with the last name McGurkin.

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Where do most McGurkins live?

In 1921, most McGurkins lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McGurkins

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

We have 41 records for the McGurkin surname. The oldest one dates back to 1930.

Who were McGurkins most likely to marry?



Mc Gurkins

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What are the most common McGurkin first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Catherine

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Common jobs for McGurkins

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

Common Female occupations for McGurkins in 1921
Earthenware Dealer


Domestic Servant




General Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for McGurkins in 1921
French Polisher


Able Seaman


Booksellers Assistant




Errand Boy


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