Dorgan Family History

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Dorgan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of the rare Munster name Ó Dorcháin ‘descendant of Dorchán’, a byname representing a diminutive of Gaelic dorcha ‘black’, ‘gloomy’. variant of Dargan.

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

Similar surnames: Doran, Dornan, Dargan, Corgan, Horgan, Logan, Toran, Drugan, Coogan

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Dorgan Family Origin

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Dorgan Family Occupations

What did your Dorgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dorgan occupation in the UK was Builders Lab. 7% of Dorgan's were Builders Labs. A less common occupation for the Dorgan family was Cork Burner (Manuf). Builders Lab, Charwoman and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dorgan.

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  • Builders Lab

  • Charwoman

  • Coal Miner

  • Cork Burner (Manuf)


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

Dorgan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Dorgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorgan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorgan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dorgan. For the veterans among your Dorgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dorgan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dorgan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dorgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dorgan in 1954 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dorgan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dorgan 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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