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Egan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin ‘descendant of Aodhagán’ a personal name from a double diminutive of Aodh ‘fire’.

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

Similar surnames: Fegan, Regan, Megan, Dwan, Agan, Bean, Gean, Degan, Eagan, Evan

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Where is the Egan family from?

You can see how Egan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Egan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Egan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 454 Egan families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Egan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Egan families in 1911.
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What did your Egan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Egan. 34% of Egan men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Egan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Egan were Labourer and Income. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 227,000 census records available for the last name Egan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Egan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Egan. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Egan. For the veterans among your Egan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Egan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Egan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Egan in 1944 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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