Kavanagh Family History

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Kavanagh Name Meaning

in Wexford, an Anglicization of Gaelic Mac Caomhánach ‘son of Caomhán’ (see Kevin). MacLysaght says that this is a famous branch of the MacMurroughs. The name is said to have been acquired from the first Kavanagh having been fostered by a follower of St. Caomhán. Anglicization of Gaelic Mac an Mhanaigh ‘son of the monk’, from manach ‘monk’, a rare Mayo surname.

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


Similar surnames: Cavan, Cavanagh, Kavanaugh, Harnage, Cavanah, Cavanaugh, Koyanagi

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Kavanagh Family Origin

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Kavanagh Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Iron Ore Miner

    4%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1881, the most common Kavanagh occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Kavanagh's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Kavanagh family was Tailor. Labourer, Coal Miner and Iron Ore Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kavanagh.

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