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Callahan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallacháin ‘descendant of Ceallachán’, a diminutive of the personal name Ceallach, possibly meaning ‘lover of churches’, from ceall ‘church’, or (more likely) ‘bright-headed’, from cen ‘head’ + lach ‘light’. This name was borne by a 10th-century king of Munster, from whom many present-day bearers of the surname claim descent.

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


Similar surnames: Hallahan, Callanan, Callan, Colahan, Callaghan, Hanrahan, Canavan

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Callahan Family Origin

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Callahan Family Occupations

What did your Callahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Callahan. 4% of Callahan men worked as a Builders Labourer and 43% of Callahan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callahan were Accounting Clerk Local and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Stevedores Labourer
    4%
  • Accounting Clerk
    2%
  • Accounting Clerk Local
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Caterer (food)
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Callahan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 219,000 census records available for the last name Callahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callahan 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Callahan. 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 56,000 military records available for the last name Callahan. For the veterans among your Callahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Callahan Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Callahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Callahan in 1940 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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