Wogan Family History

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Wogan Name Meaning

Irish (of Welsh (Pembrokeshire) origin): from the Old Welsh personal name Gwgan, Gwgon, originally a byname, probably a diminutive of gwg ‘scowl’, i.e. ‘Little Scowler’. Compare Cadogan. A family of this name settled in County Kildare following the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century.

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

Similar surnames: Cogan, Logan, Hogan, Rogan, Gogan, Toran, Wolan, Coogan, Koga, Olan

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Wogan Family Origin

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Wogan Family Occupations

What did your Wogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, House Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wogan. 34% of Wogan men worked as a House Painter and 78% of Wogan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wogan were General Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • House Painter
  • Builders Lab Heavy Works
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servantretired
  • Domestic Servant

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

Wogan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wogan Life Expectancy

What is the average Wogan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wogan in 1955 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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