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Deighan Family History

Deighan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of either Ó Duibhginn see Dugan 2 or Ó Díochon see Deehan .

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

Similar surnames: Deignan, Meighan, Degan, Meighen, Degnan, Bergan, Lenihan, Boughan

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Where is the Deighan family from?

You can see how Deighan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Deighan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Deighan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 17 Deighan families living in Northumberland. This was about 35% of all the recorded Deighan's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Deighan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Deighan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Deighan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Deighan. 60% of Deighan men worked as a Bricklayer and 100% of Deighan 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

  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Coal Putter hewer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Deighan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deighan 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 780 immigration records available for the last name Deighan. 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 719 military records available for the last name Deighan. For the veterans among your Deighan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Deighan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Deighan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Deighan in 1955 was 38, and 77 in 2003.

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