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Cahalan Surname Meaning

Irish (Galway and Tipperary): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathaláin (see Callan ).

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


Similar surnames: Cahalane, Callan, Carlan, Carolan, Canavan, Cavan, Cannan, Cahan

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Where is the Cahalan family from?

You can see how Cahalan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cahalan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cahalan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Cahalan families living in Lancashire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Cahalan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Cahalan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cahalan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cahalan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Catholic Priest and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cahalan. 100% of Cahalan men worked as a Catholic Priest and 78% of Cahalan women worked as an Unpaid 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

  • Catholic Priest
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Hospital Nursing
    23%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cahalan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cahalan 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 895 immigration records available for the last name Cahalan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 816 military records available for the last name Cahalan. For the veterans among your Cahalan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cahalan lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cahalan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cahalan in 1957 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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