Flanagan Family History

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Flanagan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flannagáin ‘descendant of Flannagán’, a personal name derived from a double diminutive of flann ‘scarlet’, ‘ruddy’.

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

Similar surnames: Langan, Lanigan, O'flanagan, Shanahan, Lanagan, Fagan, Canavan

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Flanagan Family Origin

Where is the Flanagan family from?

Flanagan Family Occupations

What did your Flanagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Flanagan. The most common Flanagan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Flanagan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Flanagan family was Charwoman.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Charwoman


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

Flanagan Historical Records

What Flanagan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 196,000 census records available for the last name Flanagan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flanagan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Flanagan

Passenger List

There are 38,000 immigration records available for the last name Flanagan. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Flanagan. For the veterans among your Flanagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Flanagan Life Expectancy

What is the average Flanagan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Flanagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Flanagan in 1941 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Flanagan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Flanagan 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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