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Origins of the McNern surname

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About the McNerns

We have a total number of 104 records for people with the last name McNern.

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Where do most McNerns live?

In 1921, most McNerns lived in London.

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Interesting facts about McNerns

How common is your surname?

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We have 45 records for the McNern surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were McNerns most likely to marry?




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What are the most common McNern first names?

  • Hugh
  • Patrick
  • Bridget
  • Mary

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Common jobs for McNerns

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

Common Female occupations for McNerns in 1921
Mental Nurse


Farm Labourer


General Servant Domestic




Professional Nurse


Common Male occupations for McNerns in 1921
General Labourer


Labourer Sugar Fac


Coach Spring Maker


Farm Labourer


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