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Deegan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Dugan 2 a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhginn ‘descendant of Duibhgeann’ a byname from dubh ‘black’ + ceann ‘head chief’.

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

Similar surnames: Deehan, Dugan, Keegan, Deignan, Dargan, Meehan, Donegan, Neenan

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Where is the Deegan family from?

You can see how Deegan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deegan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deegan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 31 Deegan families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Deegan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Deegan families in 1911.
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What did your Deegan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Deegan. 43% of Deegan men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Deegan women worked as a Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Book Keeper

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Deegan. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Deegan. For the veterans among your Deegan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deegan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Deegan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Deegan in 1944 was 27, and 83 in 2004.

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