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Granahan Family History

Granahan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McGranahan, an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Reannacháin ‘son of Reannachán’.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgranahan, Grannan, Stranahan, Shanahan, Renehan, Hanahan, Manahan

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Where is the Granahan family from?

You can see how Granahan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Granahan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Granahan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 18 Granahan families living in Lancashire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Granahan's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Granahan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Granahan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Granahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Granahan. 40% of Granahan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Granahan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Granahan were Mail Carrier and New Worker.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Chauffeur
  • Mail Carrier

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Machine Operator
  • Office Clerk
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Granahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Granahan 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 627 immigration records available for the last name Granahan. 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 610 military records available for the last name Granahan. For the veterans among your Granahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Granahan lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Granahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Granahan in 1951 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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