Gavigan Family History

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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

What did your Gavigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Master Window Cleaner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gavigan. 50% of Gavigan men worked as a Master Window Cleaner

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Master Window Cleaner
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Gavigan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gavigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gavigan 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 Gavigan. 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 Gavigan. For the veterans among your Gavigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gavigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavigan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gavigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gavigan in 1956 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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