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Mcguigan Family History

Mcguigan Name Meaning

Northern Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Uiginn ‘son of the viking’ (see Higgins) or Mac Guagáin, an altered version of Mag Eochagáin (see Geoghegan).

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

Similar surnames: Mcgrogan, Mcguire, Mcquillan, Mcgowan, Mcgahan, Mcguirk, Mccolgan

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Where is the Mcguigan family from?

You can see how Mcguigan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mcguigan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mcguigan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Mcguigan families living in British Columbia. This was about 34% of all the recorded Mcguigan's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Mcguigan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mcguigan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mcguigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mcguigan. 43% of Mcguigan men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Mcguigan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mcguigan were Foreman and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Income
  • Seamster
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Mcguigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcguigan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mcguigan. 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 Mcguigan. For the veterans among your Mcguigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mcguigan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mcguigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mcguigan in 1942 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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