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Gahagan Name Meaning

Irish: from Mag Eachagáin see Gavigan .

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

Similar surnames: Hanagan, Gagan, Phagan, Geagan, Lanagan, Mahanay, Creagan, Agan

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Where is the Gahagan family from?

You can see how Gahagan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gahagan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gahagan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Gahagan families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Gahagan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gahagan families in 1911.
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What did your Gahagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gahagan. 43% of Gahagan men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Aide Cult
  • Cult
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gahagan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gahagan. For the veterans among your Gahagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gahagan lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gahagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gahagan in 1949 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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