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Mccolgan Surname Meaning

Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Colgan ‘son of Colga’ a personal name based on colg ‘thorn sword’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Colgan, Mckeegan, Mccargar, Mcmorran, Mccrohan, Mcgowan, Mccommon

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Where is the Mccolgan family from?

You can see how Mccolgan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccolgan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccolgan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 14 Mccolgan families living in Lancashire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mccolgan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mccolgan families in 1891.
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What did your Mccolgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mccolgan. 100% of Mccolgan men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Mccolgan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Hospital Orderly
    12%
  • Private Means
    8%
  • Domestic Duties
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccolgan. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mccolgan. For the veterans among your Mccolgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccolgan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mccolgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mccolgan in 1940 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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