Degan Family History

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Degan Name Meaning

Italian (Venetian) and southern French: from Venetian degan, Occitan decan ‘dean’, probably denoting someone in the service of a dean. See also Dean. Irish: variant spelling of Deegan. Respelling of German Degen. French and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Ghent (Gand) in Belgium.

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

Similar surnames: Dean, Deman, Degn, Degen, Delay, Began, Deland, Duman, Degon, Deger

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Degan Family Origin

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Degan Family Occupations

What did your Degan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Degan family was Skin Dresser. Coal-Miner, Outworker (Gen Lab) and Pensioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Degan. The most common Degan occupation in the UK was Coal-Miner. 25% of Degan's were Coal-Miners.

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  • Coal-Miner

  • Outworker (Gen Lab)

  • Pensioner

  • Skin Dresser


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

Degan Historical Records

What Degan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Degan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Degan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Degan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Degan. For the veterans among your Degan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Degan Life Expectancy

What is the average Degan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Degan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Degan in 1963 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Degan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Degan 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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