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Origins of the McIver surname

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About the McIvers

We have a total number of 21443 records for people with the last name McIver.

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Where do most McIvers live?

In 1921, most McIvers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McIvers

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We have 15,600 records for the McIver surname. The oldest one dates back to 1824.

Who were McIvers most likely to marry?

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What are the most common McIver first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McIvers

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

Common Female occupations for McIvers in 1921
Domestic Servant


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General Servant






Common Male occupations for McIvers in 1921








General Labourer


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