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Hallegan Family History

Hallegan Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Halligan, Halleran, Alleman, Hallman, Hallen, Hallahan, Hallinan

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Where is the Hallegan family from?

You can see how Hallegan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hallegan family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hallegan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1861 there was 1 Hallegan family living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Hallegan's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Hallegan families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hallegan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hallegan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 408 census records available for the last name Hallegan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hallegan 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 81 immigration records available for the last name Hallegan. 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 22 military records available for the last name Hallegan. For the veterans among your Hallegan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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