Halligan Family History

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Halligan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁil(l)eagáin ‘descendant of Áil(l)eagán’, a double diminutive of áille ‘beauty’. There has been confusion between this Ulster surname and Hallahan.

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


Similar surnames: Galligan, Hallinan, Hallahan, Hartigan, Gilligan, Hallin, Halloran

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Halligan Family Origin

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Halligan Family Occupations

What did your Halligan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Halligan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 14% of Halligan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Halligan family was Servant. Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halligan.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Labourer

    14%
  • Servant

    11%

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

Halligan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Halligan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halligan 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 Halligan. 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 Halligan. For the veterans among your Halligan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halligan Life Expectancy

What is the average Halligan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Halligan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Halligan in 1940 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Halligan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halligan 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.

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