Gargan Family History

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Gargan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Geargáin ‘descendant of Geargán’ or Mac Geargáin ‘son of Geargán’, a personal name from a diminutive of garg ‘fierce’.

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

Similar surnames: Dargan, Hargan, Corgan, Gargas, Gargano, Carlan, German, Garin, Pagan

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Gargan Family Origin

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Gargan Family Occupations

What did your Gargan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gargan family was General Laborer Out Of Employment. The most common Gargan occupation in the UK was Agricultural Laborer. 5% of Gargan's were Agricultural Laborers. Agricultural Laborer, Alkali Worker (Manuf) and Dyers Lab (Stf) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gargan.

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  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Alkali Worker (Manuf)

  • Dyers Lab (Stf)

  • General Laborer Out Of Employment


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

Gargan Historical Records

What Gargan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gargan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gargan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gargan. 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 Gargan. For the veterans among your Gargan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gargan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gargan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gargan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gargan in 1962 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gargan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gargan 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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