Dunigan Family History

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Dunigan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Donegan.

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

Similar surnames: Donigan, Dunnigan, Dunagan, Dunegan, Dunivan, Dungan, Dunagin

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Dunigan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dunigan name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Dunigan Family Origin

Where is the Dunigan family from?

Dunigan Family Occupations

What did your Dunigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dunigan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 25% of Dunigan's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Assistant Surveyor (3/6) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunigan. A less common occupation for the Dunigan family was Chemical Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Assistant Surveyor (3/6)

  • Chemical Labourer


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

Dunigan Historical Records

What Dunigan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dunigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunigan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunigan. 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 Dunigan. For the veterans among your Dunigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunigan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dunigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Dunigan in 1940 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunigan 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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