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Dugan Family History

Dugan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin ‘descendant of Dubhagán’ a double diminutive of dubh meaning ‘small dark one’. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhginn ‘descendant of Duibhgeann’ a byname from dubh ‘black dark’ + ceann ‘head chief’. Croatian: nickname for a tall person derived from dug ‘long’. It may also be variant of Dogan of Turkish origin meaning ‘Peregrine falcon’.

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

Similar surnames: Drugan, Dungan, Dugal, Deegan, Logan, Duggan, Duzan, Degan, Wogan

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Where is the Dugan family from?

You can see how Dugan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dugan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dugan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 94 Dugan families living in Hampshire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Dugan's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Dugan families in 1891.
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What did your Dugan 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 Dugan. 23% of Dugan men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Dugan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dugan were Plumber and Housewife. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Bricklayer
  • Plumber

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Dugan. 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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There are 31,000 military records available for the last name Dugan. For the veterans among your Dugan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dugan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dugan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dugan in 1940 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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