Corrigan Family History

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Corrigan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corragáin ‘descendant of Corragán’, a double diminutive of corr ‘pointed’.

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

Similar surnames: Kerrigan, Horrigan, Berrigan, Merrigan, Corgan, Corrin, Garrigan

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Corrigan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Corrigan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Corrigan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Corrigan Family Origin

Where is the Corrigan family from?

Corrigan Family Occupations

What did your Corrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Corrigan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Corrigan's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Corrigan family was Charwoman. Coal Miner, Labourer and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corrigan.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • General Laborer

  • Charwoman


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

Corrigan Historical Records

What Corrigan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Corrigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corrigan 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Corrigan. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Corrigan. For the veterans among your Corrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corrigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Corrigan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Corrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Corrigan in 1942 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corrigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corrigan 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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