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Dargan Family History

Dargan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deargáin ‘descendant of Deargán’, a byname from a diminutive of dearg ‘red’.

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

Similar surnames: Gargan, Dorgan, Hargan, Dugan, Langan, Mangan, Hagan, Deegan, Dungan

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Where is the Dargan family from?

You can see how Dargan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dargan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dargan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 32 Dargan families living in Lancashire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dargan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Dargan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dargan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dargan 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 Dargan. 100% of Dargan men worked as a General Labourer and 77% of Dargan 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

  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
  • War Office Clerk
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dargan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dargan 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 Dargan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dargan. For the veterans among your Dargan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dargan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dargan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Dargan in 1944 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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