Gavaghan Family History

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Gavaghan Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): probably a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gáibhtheacháin ‘descendant of Gáibhtheachán’, a personal name derived from a derivative of the adjective gáibhtheach ‘fierce’, ‘eager’.

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


Similar surnames: Gavigan, Gahan, Gargan, Gaughan, Gaughran, Monahan, Hanahan, Banahan

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Gavaghan Family Origin

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Gavaghan Family Occupations

What did your Gavaghan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gavaghan occupation in the UK was General Laborer. 15% of Gavaghan's were General Laborers. General Laborer, Labourer and Stonemason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gavaghan. A less common occupation for the Gavaghan family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • General Laborer

    15%
  • Labourer

    15%
  • Stonemason

    15%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%

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Gavaghan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gavaghan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gavaghan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gavaghan. 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 Card

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

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Gavaghan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavaghan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gavaghan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gavaghan in 1958 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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