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Harrigan Family History

Harrigan Name Meaning

Irish (Cork and Limerick): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArragáin a variant of Ó hAnradháin; see Hanrahan .

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


Similar surnames: Horrigan, Hartigan, Garrigan, Berrigan, Halligan, Hannigan, Corrigan

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Where is the Harrigan family from?

You can see how Harrigan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harrigan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harrigan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 114 Harrigan families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Harrigan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harrigan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harrigan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harrigan. 40% of Harrigan men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Harrigan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harrigan were Sheet Metal Worker and Housekeeper. .

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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
    40%
  • Fitters Labourer
    20%
  • Mail Porter G P O
    20%
  • Sheet Metal Worker
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Harrigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harrigan 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Harrigan. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Harrigan. For the veterans among your Harrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harrigan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Harrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Harrigan in 1942 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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