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Gaughan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithin (see Gahan).

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

Similar surnames: Gaughran, Gargan, Faughnan, Gahan, Gavaghan, Haughn, Drugan, Granahan

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Where is the Gaughan family from?

You can see how Gaughan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaughan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaughan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 111 Gaughan families living in Lancashire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Gaughan's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Gaughan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaughan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaughan 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 Gaughan. 24% of Gaughan men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Gaughan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaughan were General Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic.

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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
  • Agricultural Worker
  • Farm Labourer
  • General Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Gaughan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaughan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaughan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gaughan. For the veterans among your Gaughan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaughan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gaughan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gaughan in 1952 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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