Deignan Family History

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Deignan Name Meaning

Irish (Roscommon): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhgeannáin ‘descendant of Duibhgeannán’, a diminutive of Duibhgeann (see Deegan).

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


Similar surnames: Duignan, Dignan, Dinan, Deegan, Meighan, Deighan, Drugan, Kinnan

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Deignan Family Origin

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Deignan Family Occupations

What did your Deignan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Deignan. 29% of Deignan men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Deignan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deignan were Salesman and Cashier

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Manager
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Cashier
    12%

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

Deignan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Deignan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deignan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Deignan. 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 897 military records available for the last name Deignan. For the veterans among your Deignan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deignan Life Expectancy

What is the average Deignan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Deignan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Deignan in 1942 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

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