Mulligan Family History

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Mulligan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolagáin (see Milligan).

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

Similar surnames: Mullican, Culligan, Milligan, Mullikin, Mulliken, Gilligan, Galligan

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Mulligan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mulligan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mulligan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Mulligan Family Origin

Where is the Mulligan family from?

Mulligan Family Occupations

What did your Mulligan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mulligan. The most common Mulligan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Mulligan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mulligan family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Labourer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mulligan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mulligan Historical Records

What Mulligan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 141,000 census records available for the last name Mulligan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mulligan 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Mulligan. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Mulligan. For the veterans among your Mulligan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mulligan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mulligan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mulligan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mulligan in 1941 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mulligan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mulligan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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