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Meehan Family History

Meehan Name Meaning

Irish:: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhacháin or Mac Miadhacháin ‘descendant (or son) of Miadhachán’ a diminutive of Miadhach a byname meaning ‘honorable’. Compare Mee . Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maotháin ‘descendant of Maothán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of maoth ‘moist’ ‘soft’ or ‘tearful’.

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

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

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Where is the Meehan family from?

You can see how Meehan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Meehan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Meehan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 55 Meehan families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Meehan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Meehan families in 1911.
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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 Canada named Meehan. 40% of Meehan men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Meehan women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Meehan were Laborer 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
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Income
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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