O'regan Family History

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O'regan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagain ‘descendant of Riagán’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to ríodhgach ‘impulsive’, ‘furious’. There are two families of this surname, in Meath and Munster; traditionally they both claim descent from a nephew of Brian Boru called Riagán (see Regan).

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

Similar surnames: Regan, O'ryan, O'dea, Cregan, O'dean, O'hagan, Drugan, Donegan

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O'regan Family Origin

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O'regan Family Occupations

What did your O'regan 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 O'regan. 5% of O'regan men worked as a General Labourer and 35% of O'regan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'regan were Insurance Agent and Housemaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Barman
  • Bricklayer
  • Insurance Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Hospital Nurse
  • Housemaid

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

O'regan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name O'regan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'regan 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name O'regan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name O'regan. For the veterans among your O'regan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'regan Life Expectancy

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Average O'regan life expectancy in 1996 was 32 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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