Brogan Family History

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Brogan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin ‘descendant of Brógán’, a personal name probably derived from a diminutive of bróg ‘shoe’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Rogan, Grogan, Bogan, Bragan, Ronan, Logan, Boran, Coogan, Drugan

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Brogan Family Origin

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Brogan Family Occupations

What did your Brogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Journalier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brogan. 19% of Brogan men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Brogan women worked as a Journalier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brogan were Journalier and Miner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Laborer
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Journalier
  • Income
  • Commis
  • Miner

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Brogan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Brogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brogan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Brogan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Brogan. For the veterans among your Brogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brogan Life Expectancy

What is the average Brogan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Brogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brogan in 1941 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brogan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brogan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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