Merrigan Family History

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Merrigan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireagáin ‘descendant of Muireagán’ a personal name representing a name beginning with muir ‘sea’. Earlier found in the Irish midlands and southern Ulster, this surname is now found throughout Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Berrigan, Merriman, Kerrigan, Perrigan, Marrinan, Corrigan, Meighan

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Merrigan Family Origin

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Merrigan Family Occupations

What did your Merrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dock Labourer, Stone Mason and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Merrigan. A less common occupation for the Merrigan family was Coal Miner. The most common Merrigan occupation in the UK was Dock Labourer. 20% of Merrigan's were Dock Labourers.

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  • Dock Labourer

  • Stone Mason

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Coal Miner


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

Merrigan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Merrigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Merrigan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Merrigan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Merrigan. For the veterans among your Merrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Merrigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Merrigan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Merrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Merrigan in 1958 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Merrigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Merrigan 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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