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Nelligan Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Niallagáin ‘descendant of Niallagán’, a double diminutive of the personal name Niall (see Neill).

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


Similar surnames: Galligan, Milligan, Neilan, Halligan, Gilligan, Relihan, Culligan

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Where is the Nelligan family from?

You can see how Nelligan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nelligan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nelligan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 50 Nelligan families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Nelligan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Nelligan families in 1911.
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What did your Nelligan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Nelligan. 46% of Nelligan men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    46%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Printer
    9%
  • Farmers Son
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Nelligan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nelligan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nelligan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nelligan. For the veterans among your Nelligan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nelligan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Nelligan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Nelligan in 1944 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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