Gahan Name Meaning

reduced form of McGahan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eacháin, ‘son of Eachán’. in Leinster, a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithin ‘descendant of Gaoithín’, a personal name from a diminutive of gaoth, an adjective meaning ‘wise’ (probably the sense here) or a noun meaning ‘wind’; hence in Connacht the name is sometimes ‘translated’ as Wynne or Wyndham. Occasionally it may be an Anglicized form of Mac Gaoithín ‘son of Gaoithín’, although this is more commonly found as McGeehan, an Ulster name.

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


Similar surnames: Mahan, Mcgahan, Hahn, Shan, Govan, Garin, Cavan, Gahn, Gean, Jahn

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Gahan Family Origin

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Gahan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • School

    16%
  • Labourer

    14%
  • Student

    7%

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

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Between 1955 and 2004, Gahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gahan in 1955 was 73, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gahan

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