Coughlin Family History

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Coughlin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cochláin (or Ó Cochláin) ‘son (or descendant) of Cochlán’, a byname derived from cochal ‘cloak’, ‘hood’. The Mac form is found chiefly in County Offaly; the Ó form in County Cork.

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

Similar surnames: Loughlin, Laughlin, Loughran, Caughlin, Mclaughlin, O'loughlin

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Coughlin Family Origin

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Coughlin Family Occupations

What did your Coughlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Coughlin family was Carman. The most common Coughlin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 20% of Coughlin's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coughlin.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Laborer

  • Carman


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

Coughlin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Coughlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coughlin 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Coughlin. 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 Coughlin. For the veterans among your Coughlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coughlin Life Expectancy

What is the average Coughlin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Coughlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Coughlin in 1941 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coughlin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coughlin 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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