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Gavigan Name Meaning

probably a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gáibhtheacháin (see Gavaghan). (Ulster) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eachagáin ‘son of Eachagán’, a diminutive of the personal name Eachaidh, from each ‘horse’. Compare Gahan 1.

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


Similar surnames: Gavin, Gargan, Gavaghan, Galligan, Ratigan, Garrigan, Madigan

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Gavigan Family Origin

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Gavigan Family Occupations

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  • Butcher

    20%
  • Coal Miner

    20%
  • General Laborer

    20%
  • Genl Labr

    20%

In 1881, the most common Gavigan occupation in the UK was Butcher. 20% of Gavigan's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Gavigan family was Genl Labr. Butcher, Coal Miner and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gavigan.

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Gavigan Historical Records

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Gavigan Life Expectancy

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