Grogan Family History

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Grogan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Grúgáin ‘descendant of Grúgán’, a personal name from a diminutive of grúg ‘anger’, ‘fierceness’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gruagáin ‘descendant of Gruagán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gruag ‘hair’. The patronymic form Mac Gruagáin (Anglicized McGrogan) is much rarer.

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

Similar surnames: Rogan, Brogan, Gogan, Logan, Hogan, Mcgrogan, Coogan, Regan, Ronan

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Grogan Family Origin

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Grogan Family Occupations

What did your Grogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Grogan family was Dock Labourer. The most common Grogan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Grogan's were Labourers. Labourer, Bricklayer and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Grogan.

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  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Dock Labourer


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

Grogan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Grogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Grogan 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Grogan. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Grogan. For the veterans among your Grogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Grogan Life Expectancy

What is the average Grogan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Grogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grogan in 1940 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Grogan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Grogan 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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