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Origins of the McVann surname

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About the McVanns

We have a total number of 307 records for people with the last name McVann.

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Where do most McVanns live?

In 1921, most McVanns lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about McVanns

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

We have 171 records for the McVann surname. The oldest one dates back to 1930.

Who were McVanns most likely to marry?



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What are the most common McVann first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for McVanns

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

Common Female occupations for McVanns in 1921
Cotton Operative Frame Tenter


Cotton Rover


Domestic Servant


Factory Worker (Woolen Mill)


Paper Mill


Common Male occupations for McVanns in 1921
Overlooker Worsted


Apprentice To Tool Fitter


Apprentice Weaver (Cotton)


Assistant Warehouseman Worsted Mill


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