Ragan Family History

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Ragan Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of Irish Regan.

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

Similar surnames: Reagan, Ragans, Ragain, Eagan, Agan, Ragin, Ragen, Fagan, Gagan

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Ragan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ragan name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ragan Family Origin

Where is the Ragan family from?

Ragan Family Occupations

What did your Ragan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ragan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Ragan's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ragan family was Bricklayers Labourer. Labourer, Charwoman and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ragan.

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  • Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Coal Miner

  • Bricklayers Labourer


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

Ragan Historical Records

What Ragan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Ragan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ragan 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 Ragan. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Ragan. For the veterans among your Ragan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ragan Life Expectancy

What is the average Ragan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ragan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ragan in 1940 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ragan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ragan 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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