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Monahan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manacháin ‘descendant of Manachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. See also Monk. The Gaelic name is sometimes interpreted as if it were Ó Muineacháin ‘descendant of the little shrubbery’, and is sometimes translated as Thornton. Compare the place name Monaghan.

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


Similar surnames: Morahan, Mohan, Conahan, Colahan, Manahan, Mcgahan, Moynihan, Mahan

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Monahan Family Origin

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Monahan Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    14%
  • Iron Works Labr.

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Book Keeper

    3%

In 1881, labourer, Iron Works Labr. and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Monahan. The most common Monahan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 14% of Monahan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Monahan family was Book Keeper.

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