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Origins of the McLaughlin surname

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About the McLaughlins

We have a total number of 92054 records for people with the last name McLaughlin.

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Where do most McLaughlins live?

In 1921, most McLaughlins lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McLaughlins

How common is your surname?

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

We have 18,300 records for the McLaughlin surname. The oldest one dates back to 1817.

Who were McLaughlins most likely to marry?

Mc Laughlins



Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married McLaughlins.

What are the most common McLaughlin first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of McLaughlin family members

Common jobs for McLaughlins

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

Common Female occupations for McLaughlins in 1921
Domestic Servant






Senior Medical Clerk


Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for McLaughlins in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner




Dock Labourer




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