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Horgan Surname Meaning

Irish (Cork and Kerry):: variant of Hanrahan from Gaelic Ó hArragáin. variant of Harrigan from Gaelic Ó hArgáin a shortened form of Ó hArragáin. Senses 1 and 2 are related but arose from variants that existed in Irish before Anglicization.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Horan, Hogan, Horkan, Corgan, Hargan, Dorgan, Lordan, Hagan, Foran

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Where is the Horgan family from?

You can see how Horgan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horgan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horgan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 33 Horgan families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Horgan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Horgan families in 1911.
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What did your Horgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Op Power Mach were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Horgan. 24% of Horgan men worked as a Labourer and 34% of Horgan women worked as an Op Power Mach. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horgan were Laborer and Printer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Painter
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Op Power Mach
    34%
  • Mill Hand
    34%
  • Printer
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Horgan. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Horgan. For the veterans among your Horgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horgan lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Horgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Horgan in 1949 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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