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since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Mckellar

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Alt. Meaning

M is for marvelous, which is how others see you

C is for casual, no pretension here.

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

L is for love, everlasting.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

R is for rewards, from your hard work

Notable Persons With the Last Name Mckellar

Danica McKellar is an actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She was most active from 1984 to present. Danica was given the name Danica Mae McKellar on January 3rd, 1975 in La Jolla, California, U.S.


Crystal McKellar is an attorney, actress, and lawyer. She was most active from 1984 to 1992. Crystal was given the name Crystal Dawn Scripps McKellar on August 16th, 1976 in La Jolla, California, U.S.


Don was born on August 17th, 1963 in Toronto.


Jessica McKellar is an engineering manager and author.


His military service ended in 1940. Archibald was born on April 10th, 1912 in Paisley. He died on November 1st, 1940.


Kenneth Douglas McKellar was a senator. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1917 to 1953. Kenneth was born on January 29th, 1869 in Dallas County, Alabama. They passed away on October 25th, 1957.


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Popularity of Mckellar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mckellar U.S.
  White 71.65% 64.26%
  African American 23.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.72% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mckellar

People with the last name Mckellar are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Mckellar

  • How Popular is the name Mckellar? As a last name Mckellar was the 10,900th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Mckellar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Mckellar is Sunday, October 10th, 1915.
  • How unique is the name Mckellar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Mckellar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Mckellar: Your name in reverse order is Rallekcm. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arcellmk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mckellar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,921 people with the last name Mckellar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mckellar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Mckellar as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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