Bogan Family History

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Bogan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bogáin ‘descendant of Bogán’, a diminutive of bog ‘soft’, ‘tender’.

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

Similar surnames: Brogan, Logan, Hogan, Rogan, Boran, Bohan, Gogan, Mogan, Bowen, Toran

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Bogan Family Origin

Where is the Bogan family from?

Bogan Family Occupations

What did your Bogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bogan occupation in the UK was Housekeeper. 6% of Bogan's were Housekeepers. A less common occupation for the Bogan family was Boot & Shoe Maker. Housekeeper, Railway Labourer and Boilermaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bogan.

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  • Housekeeper

  • Railway Labourer

  • Boilermaker

  • Boot & Shoe Maker


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

Bogan Historical Records

What Bogan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Bogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bogan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bogan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bogan. For the veterans among your Bogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bogan Life Expectancy

What is the average Bogan lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Bogan in 1949 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bogan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bogan 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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