Fagan Name Meaning

Gaelicized version of a surname of Norman origin, from the personal name Pagan meaning ‘rustic’. in some cases it is a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fágáin or Ó Faodhagáin, which are probably dialect forms of Ó hÓgáin (see Hogan, Hagan) and Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan). Irish lenited f (spelled fh) is soundless, and a number of words beginning with vowels have gained an initial f in some dialects; such seems to be the case here. occasionally an Anglicized form of Mac Phaidín (see McFadden) or Ó Fiacháin (see Feehan).

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


Similar surnames: Hagan, Fegan, Pagan, Logan, Sagan, Agan, Wogan, Haga, Ragon, Ragan

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Fagan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Servant

    6%

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fagan. The most common Fagan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Fagan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fagan family was Servant.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Fagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fagan in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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