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Queenan Family History

Queenan Name Meaning

Irish (mainly counties Sligo and Roscommon): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuineáin from a pet form of the personal name meaning ‘hound’ or cano meaning ‘wolf-cub’.

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

Similar surnames: Greenan, Keenan, Meenan, Guinan, Deehan, Sheehan, Feehan, Sheeran

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Where is the Queenan family from?

You can see how Queenan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Queenan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Queenan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 35 Queenan families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Queenan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Queenan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Queenan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Queenan 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 Queenan. 67% of Queenan men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Queenan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Queenan were Bricklayer and 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
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Retired
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
  • Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Queenan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Queenan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Queenan. 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 999 military records available for the last name Queenan. For the veterans among your Queenan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Queenan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Queenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Queenan in 1958 was 82, and 80 in 2004.

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