Kerrigan Family History

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Kerrigan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ciaragáin ‘descendant of Ciaragán’, a byname from a double diminutive of ciar ‘black’, ‘dark’.

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

Similar surnames: Merrigan, Berrigan, Perrigan, Corrigan, Garrigan, Derrig, Kernaghan

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Kerrigan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kerrigan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Kerrigan Family Origin

Where is the Kerrigan family from?

Kerrigan Family Occupations

What did your Kerrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kerrigan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 11% of Kerrigan's were Labourers. Labourer, Housekeeper and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kerrigan. A less common occupation for the Kerrigan family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Labourer

  • Housekeeper

  • Bricklayers Labourer

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Kerrigan Historical Records

What Kerrigan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Kerrigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kerrigan 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Kerrigan. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Kerrigan. For the veterans among your Kerrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kerrigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kerrigan lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kerrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kerrigan in 1948 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kerrigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kerrigan 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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