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Gargan Family History

Gargan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Geargáin ‘descendant of Geargán’ or Mac Geargáin ‘son of Geargán’, a personal name from a diminutive of garg ‘fierce’.

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

Similar surnames: Dargan, Hargan, Corgan, Gargas, Gargano, Carlan, German, Garin, Pagan

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Where is the Gargan family from?

You can see how Gargan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gargan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gargan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 59 Gargan families living in Lancashire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Gargan's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Gargan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gargan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gargan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gargan. 81% of Gargan 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

  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • School Teacher
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gargan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gargan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gargan. 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 Gargan. For the veterans among your Gargan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gargan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gargan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gargan in 1962 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

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