Logan Family History

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Logan Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland so called, principally that near Auchinleck. They all get their names from Gaelic lagan, a diminutive of lag ‘hollow’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’ (earlier spelled Lothchán), a personal name of unexplained origin.

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

Similar surnames: Hogan, Rogan, Cogan, Gogan, Wogan, Bogan, Hagan, Logar, Loga, Brogan

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Logan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Logan name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Logan Family Origin

Where is the Logan family from?

Logan Family Occupations

What did your Logan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Logan occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Logan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Logan family was Annuitant. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Logan.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Logan Historical Records

What Logan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 424,000 census records available for the last name Logan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Logan 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 59,000 immigration records available for the last name Logan. 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 82,000 military records available for the last name Logan. For the veterans among your Logan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Logan Life Expectancy

What is the average Logan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Logan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Logan in 1940 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Logan 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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