Horgan Family History

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Horgan Name Meaning

shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAragáin, a reduced form of Ó hAnradgáin (see Hanrahan). (County Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgáin ‘descendant of Argán’. 1 and 2 are related, but arose from variants that existed in Irish before Anglicization.

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

Similar surnames: Horan, Hogan, Horkan, Corgan, Hargan, Dorgan, Lordan, Hagan, Foran

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Horgan Family Origin

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Horgan Family Occupations

What did your Horgan 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 Horgan. 20% of Horgan men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Horgan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horgan were Dock Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Motor Driver
  • Dock Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Horgan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Horgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horgan 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Horgan. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Horgan. For the veterans among your Horgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horgan Life Expectancy

What is the average Horgan lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Horgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Horgan in 1949 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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