Fagan Family History

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Fagan Name Meaning

Gaelicized version of a surname of Norman origin, from the personal name Pagan meaning ‘rustic’. in some cases it is a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fágáin or Ó Faodhagáin, which are probably dialect forms of Ó hÓgáin (see Hogan, Hagan) and Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan). Irish lenited f (spelled fh) is soundless, and a number of words beginning with vowels have gained an initial f in some dialects; such seems to be the case here. occasionally an Anglicized form of Mac Phaidín (see McFadden) or Ó Fiacháin (see Feehan).

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

Similar surnames: Hagan, Fegan, Pagan, Logan, Sagan, Agan, Wogan, Haga, Ragon, Ragan

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Fagan Family Origin

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Fagan Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fagan. 30% of Fagan men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Fagan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fagan were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fagan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 25,000 military records available for the last name Fagan. For the veterans among your Fagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fagan Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Fagan in 1944 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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