Deignan Family History

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Deignan Name Meaning

Irish (Roscommon): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhgeannáin ‘descendant of Duibhgeannán’, a diminutive of Duibhgeann (see Deegan).

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


Similar surnames: Duignan, Dignan, Dinan, Deegan, Meighan, Deighan, Drugan, Kinnan

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Deignan Family Origin

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Deignan Family Occupations

What did your Deignan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Painter and Railway Shunter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deignan. A less common occupation for the Deignan family was Ship Caulker. The most common Deignan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Deignan's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    25%
  • Painter

    25%
  • Railway Shunter

    25%
  • Ship Caulker

    25%

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

Deignan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deignan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deignan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Deignan. 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 Deignan. For the veterans among your Deignan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deignan Life Expectancy

What is the average Deignan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Deignan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Deignan in 1942 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deignan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deignan 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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