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 1881, the most common Horgan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Horgan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Horgan family was Beer House Keeper. Labourer, Provision Merchant and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horgan.

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  • Labourer

  • Provision Merchant

  • Agent

  • Beer House Keeper


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

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horgan 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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