Coogan Family History

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Coogan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cogadháin ‘son of Cogadhán’, a diminutive from a reduced form of the personal name Cúchogaidh, meaning ‘hound of war’.

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

Similar surnames: Coonan, Coggan, Colgan, Coan, Corgan, Rogan, Hogan, Logan, Cogan

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Coogan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coogan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coogan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Coogan Family Origin

Where is the Coogan family from?

Coogan Family Occupations

What did your Coogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coogan. The most common Coogan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Coogan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coogan family was Taylor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Dressmaker

  • Taylor


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

Coogan Historical Records

What Coogan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Coogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coogan 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Coogan. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Coogan. For the veterans among your Coogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coogan Life Expectancy

What is the average Coogan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Coogan in 1943 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coogan 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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