Mccarthy Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Mccarthy Name Meaning: This is a famous Irish clan surname.An anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Cárthaigh ‘son of Cárthach’, a personal name meaning ‘loving’.

The clan were famous for being territorial and for disputes with their neighbours. The clan today has about thirty thousand members within Ireland.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Mccarthy Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Mccarthy family

Profession Census Frequency
Labourer 25
Tailor 6
Female Servant 6
Pauper 5
Dealer 4
Soldier 4
Weaver 4
Porter 4
Independent 3
Hawker 3
Laundress 3
Agricultural Labourer 3
Pauper Labourer 3
Servant 3
Male Servant 2
Green Grocer 2
Shoe Binder 2
Shoemaker 2
Carpenter 2
Coal Whipper 2
Lab 2
Cotton Factory 1
Lodging House Keeper 1
Smith 1
Needle Work 1

Mccarthy Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Mccarthy 100% 16,504
2 Macarthy 88% 1,873
3 Maccarthy 89% 777
4 Mcarthy 88% 684
5 Mccarthey 89% 249

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The surname Mccarthy is the most popular version of all its varients

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