Madigan Family History

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Madigan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Madagáin ‘descendant of Madagán’, from Madadhán, a personal name meaning ‘little dog’. This name occurs chiefly in western Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Mangan, Ratigan, Radigan, Lanigan, Gavigan, Madia, Swanigan, Madan

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Madigan Family Origin

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Madigan Family Occupations

What did your Madigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Madigan. 6% of Madigan men worked as a General Labourer and 35% of Madigan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madigan were Havey Road Construction and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Barman
    4%
  • Carpenter joiner
    3%
  • Havey Road Construction
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    35%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Madigan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Madigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madigan 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Madigan. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Madigan. For the veterans among your Madigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Madigan lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Madigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Madigan in 1951 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

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