Meehan Family History

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Meehan Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhacháin ‘descendant of Miadhachán’, a diminutive of Miadhach, a byname meaning ‘honorable’. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maotháin ‘descendant of Maothán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of maoth ‘moist’, ‘soft’, ‘tearful’. in some instances, an assimilated form of Mehegan.

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


Similar surnames: Deehan, Feehan, Meenan, Meighan, Sheehan, Mohan, Mahan, Mcgeehan

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Meehan Family Origin

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Meehan Family Occupations

What did your Meehan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Meehan. 26% of Meehan men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Meehan women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meehan were Laborer and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Income
    14%
  • Student
    14%
  • Saleslady
    11%

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

Meehan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Meehan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meehan 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Meehan. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Meehan. For the veterans among your Meehan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meehan Life Expectancy

What is the average Meehan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Meehan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meehan in 1941 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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