Ratigan Family History

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Ratigan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Americanized form of Ó Reachtagáin ‘descendant of Reachtagán’, a personal name from a diminutive of reachtaire ‘steward’, ‘administrator’, or reacht ‘law’. This is the name of an ecclesiastical family in Connacht.

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

Similar surnames: Radigan, Madigan, Hartigan, Lanigan, Gavigan, Bradigan, Relihan

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Ratigan Family Origin

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Ratigan Family Occupations

What did your Ratigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ratigan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Ratigan's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ratigan. A less common occupation for the Ratigan family was Tanner.

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  • Farmer

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  • Tanner


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

Ratigan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ratigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratigan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ratigan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ratigan. For the veterans among your Ratigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ratigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratigan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ratigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ratigan in 1954 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratigan 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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