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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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Where is the Fagan family from?

You can see how Fagan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fagan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fagan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 187 Fagan families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Fagan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fagan families in 1911.
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What did your Fagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Fagan. 38% of Fagan men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Fagan women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fagan were Salesman and Domestic.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Operator
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Student
    13%
  • Domestic
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Fagan. 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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There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Fagan. For the veterans among your Fagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fagan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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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