Garrigan Family History

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Garrigan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Geargáin or sometimes Ó Geargáin, from a diminutive of garg ‘fierce’.

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


Similar surnames: Gargan, Harrigan, Perrigan, Galligan, Garrahan, Kerrigan, Hartigan

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Garrigan Family Origin

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Garrigan Family Occupations

What did your Garrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Garrigan. 72% of Garrigan men worked as a General Labourer and 90% of Garrigan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garrigan were Wharf Labourer Heavy Worker and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    72%
  • Wharf Labourer Heavy Worker
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    90%
  • Household Duties
    5%
  • Cook
    5%

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

Garrigan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Garrigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrigan 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 Garrigan. 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 Garrigan. For the veterans among your Garrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garrigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Garrigan lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Garrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Garrigan in 1951 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garrigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garrigan 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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