Callaghan Family History

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Callaghan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Callaghan (see Callahan).

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

Similar surnames: Callahan, Gavaghan, Calahan, Hallahan, Callaham, Callihan, Calligan

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Callaghan Family Origin

Where is the Callaghan family from?

Callaghan Family Occupations

What did your Callaghan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Callaghan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Callaghan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Callaghan family was Laborer. Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callaghan.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Tailor

  • Laborer


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

Callaghan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Callaghan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callaghan 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 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Callaghan. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Callaghan. For the veterans among your Callaghan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Callaghan Life Expectancy

What is the average Callaghan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Callaghan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Callaghan in 1947 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Callaghan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Callaghan 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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