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Faughnan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fachtnáin ‘descendant of Fachtnán’ a personal name representing a diminutive of Fachtna an ancient name meaning ‘hostile’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gaughran, Laughlin, Haughney, Fagan, Haughton, Loughnane, Loughran

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Where is the Faughnan family from?

You can see how Faughnan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Faughnan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Faughnan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Faughnan families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Faughnan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Faughnan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Faughnan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Faughnan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Faughnan. 12% of Faughnan men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Faughnan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Faughnan were Shipping Clerk and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Fireman
  • Laborer
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Typist
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Faughnan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Faughnan 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 672 immigration records available for the last name Faughnan. 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 547 military records available for the last name Faughnan. For the veterans among your Faughnan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Faughnan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Faughnan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Faughnan in 1962 was 68, and 84 in 2004.

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