Gavaghan Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gavaghan Family Origin

Where is the Gavaghan family from?

SHOW MORE

Gavaghan Family Occupations

What did your Gavaghan ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gavaghan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • General Laborer

    15%
  • Labourer

    15%
  • Stonemason

    15%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%

England shown, Canada data unavailable

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.

Source: Census data for Gavaghan | Data not to scale

Gavaghan Historical Records

What Gavaghan family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Gavaghan ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Gavaghan

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Gavaghan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavaghan lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gavaghan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Gavaghan Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name