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Regan Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O'Regan an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ríagáin ‘descendant of Riagán’ a personal name which is perhaps akin to ríodhach ‘impulsive furious’. It can also be from Mag Riagáin ‘son of Riagán’. Compare Ryan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: O'regan, Rogan, Cregan, Egan, Fegan, Logan, Drugan, Regen, Rega

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Where is the Regan family from?

You can see how Regan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Regan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Regan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 795 Regan families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Regan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Regan families in 1891.
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What did your Regan 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 Regan. 19% of Regan men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Regan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Regan were Farm Labourer and Domestic Servant. .

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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
    19%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Farm Labourer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Regan. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Regan. For the veterans among your Regan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Regan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Regan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Regan in 1940 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

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