Colgan Family History

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Colgan Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McColgan, or an Americanized form of Irish Ó Colgáin ‘descendant of Colga’, a personal name based on colg ‘thorn’, ‘sword’.

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


Similar surnames: Coogan, Mccolgan, Cogan, Corgan, Coggan, Logan, Colman, Colen, Cowan

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Colgan Family Origin

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Colgan Family Occupations

What did your Colgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Colgan. 41% of Colgan men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Colgan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colgan were Medical Practitioner and Unpaid House Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    41%
  • Dock Labourer
    19%
  • Barman
    14%
  • Medical Practitioner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    81%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • General Leather Worker
    3%
  • Unpaid House Duties
    3%

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

Colgan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Colgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colgan 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Colgan. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Colgan. For the veterans among your Colgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colgan Life Expectancy

What is the average Colgan lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Colgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Colgan in 1951 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colgan 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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