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Rogan Family History

Rogan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadhagáin ‘son of Ruadhagán’ a personal name from a double diminutive of ruadh ‘red’. This was a chieftain family in Armagh. The surname was used across the west and north of Ireland where Ó Ruadhacháin (see Rowan ) may have been a variant. Slovenian and Croatian: nickname derived from rog ‘horn’.

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


Similar surnames: Ronan, Logan, Gogan, Hogan, Brogan, Regan, Grogan, Rohan, Bogan

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Where is the Rogan family from?

You can see how Rogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rogan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 74 Rogan families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Rogan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rogan families in 1911.
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What did your Rogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rogan. 55% of Rogan men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rogan women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rogan were Machinist and Operator. .

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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
    55%
  • Labourer
    22%
  • Retired
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Operator
    34%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Rogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rogan 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Rogan. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rogan. For the veterans among your Rogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rogan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rogan in 1941 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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