Hartigan Family History

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Hartigan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArtagáin ‘descendant of Artagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of Art, a byname meaning ‘bear’, ‘hero’.

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

Similar surnames: Hartin, Harrigan, Halligan, Hannigan, Hallinan, Ratigan, Gargan

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Hartigan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hartigan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hartigan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Hartigan Family Origin

Where is the Hartigan family from?

Hartigan Family Occupations

What did your Hartigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hartigan family was Butcher. The most common Hartigan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Hartigan's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hartigan.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Servant

  • Butcher


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

Hartigan Historical Records

What Hartigan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Hartigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartigan 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartigan. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hartigan. For the veterans among your Hartigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hartigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Hartigan lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hartigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hartigan in 1949 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hartigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hartigan 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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