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Duggan Family History

Duggan Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant spelling of Dugan. English (Herefordshire): from a reduced and altered form of the Welsh personal name Cadwgan (see Cadogan).

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


Similar surnames: Dungan, Duggin, Dougan, Dugger, Dugal, Drugan, Durgan, Dorgan, Degan

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Where is the Duggan family from?

You can see how Duggan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Duggan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Duggan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 486 Duggan families living in Lancashire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Duggan's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Duggan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Duggan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Duggan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Duggan. 20% of Duggan men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Duggan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duggan were Lorry Driver 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
    20%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Dock Labourer
    4%
  • Lorry Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 148,000 census records available for the last name Duggan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duggan 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 57,000 immigration records available for the last name Duggan. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Duggan. For the veterans among your Duggan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Duggan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Duggan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Duggan in 1942 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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