Meehan Family History

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Meehan Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhacháin ‘descendant of Miadhachán’, a diminutive of Miadhach, a byname meaning ‘honorable’. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maotháin ‘descendant of Maothán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of maoth ‘moist’, ‘soft’, ‘tearful’. in some instances, an assimilated form of Mehegan.

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

Similar surnames: Deehan, Feehan, Meenan, Meighan, Sheehan, Mohan, Mahan, Mcgeehan

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Meehan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Meehan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Meehan Family Origin

Where is the Meehan family from?

Meehan Family Occupations

What did your Meehan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Tailor and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meehan. The most common Meehan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Meehan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Meehan family was Bricklayers Labourer.

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  • Labourer

  • Tailor

  • Shoemaker

  • Bricklayers Labourer


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Meehan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Meehan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meehan 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Meehan. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Meehan. For the veterans among your Meehan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meehan Life Expectancy

What is the average Meehan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Meehan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Meehan in 1941 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meehan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meehan 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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