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Logan Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland so called, principally that near Auchinleck. They all get their names from Gaelic lagan, a diminutive of lag ‘hollow’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’ (earlier spelled Lothchán), a personal name of unexplained origin.

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


Similar surnames: Hogan, Rogan, Cogan, Gogan, Wogan, Bogan, Hagan, Logar, Loga, Brogan

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Where is the Logan family from?

You can see how Logan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Logan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Logan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 674 Logan families living in Lancashire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Logan's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Logan families in 1891.
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What did your Logan 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 Logan. 18% of Logan men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Logan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Logan were Unpaid Domestic Duties and Incapacitated.

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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
    18%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 424,000 census records available for the last name Logan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Logan 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 59,000 immigration records available for the last name Logan. 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 82,000 military records available for the last name Logan. For the veterans among your Logan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Logan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Logan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Logan in 1940 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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