Kagan Family History

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Kagan Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): one of the many forms of Cohen.

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

Similar surnames: Kagen, Kahan, Kogan, Cagan, Karan, Bagan, Kazan, Kohan, Sagan, Kaman

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Kagan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kagan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kagan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Kagan Family Origin

Where is the Kagan family from?

Kagan Family Occupations

What did your Kagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kagan occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 33% of Kagan's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Kagan family was Labourer. Coal Miner and Cotton Throstle Spinner (CM) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kagan.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Cotton Throstle Spinner (CM)

  • Labourer


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

Kagan Historical Records

What Kagan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Kagan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kagan 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Kagan. 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 Kagan. For the veterans among your Kagan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kagan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kagan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kagan in 1952 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kagan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kagan 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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