Kavanagh Family History

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Kavanagh Name Meaning

in Wexford, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Caomhánach ‘son of Caomhán’ (see Kevin). MacLysaght says that this is a famous branch of the MacMurroughs. The name is said to have been acquired from the first Kavanagh having been fostered by a follower of St. Caomhán. Anglicization of Gaelic Mac an Mhanaigh ‘son of the monk’, from manach ‘monk’, a rare Mayo surname.

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


Similar surnames: Cavan, Cavanagh, Kavanaugh, Harnage, Cavanah, Cavanaugh, Koyanagi

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Kavanagh Family Origin

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Kavanagh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Cultivateur

    7%

In 1881, Farmer, Fisherman and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kavanagh. A less common occupation for the Kavanagh family was Cultivateur. The most common Kavanagh occupation in Canada was Farmer. 15% of Kavanagh's were Farmers.

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