Brogan Family History

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Brogan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brógáin ‘descendant of Brógán’, a personal name probably derived from a diminutive of bróg ‘shoe’.

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

Similar surnames: Rogan, Grogan, Bogan, Bragan, Ronan, Logan, Boran, Coogan, Drugan

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Brogan Family Origin

Where is the Brogan family from?

Brogan Family Occupations

What did your Brogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brogan family was Bricklayer. Labourer, Coal Miner and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brogan. The most common Brogan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Brogan's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farm Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Brogan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Brogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brogan 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Brogan. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Brogan. For the veterans among your Brogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brogan Life Expectancy

What is the average Brogan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Brogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brogan in 1941 was 72, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brogan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brogan 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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