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Degan Name Meaning

Italian (Venetian) and southern French: from Venetian degan, Occitan decan ‘dean’, probably denoting someone in the service of a dean. See also Dean. Irish: variant spelling of Deegan. Respelling of German Degen. French and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Ghent (Gand) in Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Dean, Deman, Degn, Degen, Delay, Began, Deland, Duman, Degon, Deger

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Where is the Degan family from?

You can see how Degan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Degan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Degan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Degan families living in Yorkshire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Degan's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Degan families in 1891.
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What did your Degan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Degan. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Degan. 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 Degan. For the veterans among your Degan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Degan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Degan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Degan in 1963 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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