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Origins of the McKendry surname

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About the McKendrys

We have a total number of 2378 records for people with the last name McKendry.

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Where do most McKendrys live?

In 1921, most McKendrys lived in North East.

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Interesting facts about McKendrys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 846 records for the McKendry surname. The oldest one dates back to 1861.

Who were McKendrys most likely to marry?

Mc Kendrys



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What are the most common McKendry first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for McKendrys

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

Common Female occupations for McKendrys in 1921


School Teacher


Cotton Winder


Cotton Yarn Winder


Flax Mill Worker


Common Male occupations for McKendrys in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer


Cotton H L W


Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer


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