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Callahan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallacháin ‘descendant of Ceallachán’, a diminutive of the personal name Ceallach, possibly meaning ‘lover of churches’, from ceall ‘church’, or (more likely) ‘bright-headed’, from cen ‘head’ + lach ‘light’. This name was borne by a 10th-century king of Munster, from whom many present-day bearers of the surname claim descent.

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


Similar surnames: Hallahan, Callanan, Callan, Colahan, Callaghan, Hanrahan, Canavan

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Callahan Family Origin

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Callahan Family Occupations

What did your Callahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Callahan family was Carpenter. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callahan. The most common Callahan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 21% of Callahan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Callahan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Callahan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Callahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callahan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Callahan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Callahan. For the veterans among your Callahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Callahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Callahan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Callahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Callahan in 1940 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Callahan 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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