Dorgan Family History

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Dorgan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of the rare Munster name Ó Dorcháin ‘descendant of Dorchán’, a byname representing a diminutive of Gaelic dorcha ‘black’, ‘gloomy’. variant of Dargan.

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


Similar surnames: Doran, Dornan, Dargan, Corgan, Horgan, Logan, Toran, Drugan, Coogan

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Dorgan Family Origin

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Dorgan Family Occupations

What did your Dorgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Breakman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dorgan. 48% of Dorgan men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Dorgan women worked as a Breakman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorgan were Booker and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Blacksmith
    6%
  • Booker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Breakman
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housework
    20%
  • Income
    20%

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

Dorgan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Dorgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorgan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorgan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dorgan. For the veterans among your Dorgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorgan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorgan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dorgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dorgan in 1954 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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