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Wogan Family History

Wogan Name Meaning

Welsh English and Irish (Dublin): from the Old Welsh personal name Guoccaun which derives from the ancestor of Modern Welsh gogawn ‘honour glory’. In Middle Welsh it became Gwogon and Gwogan and was adopted as a surname by a south Pembrokeshire Anglo-Norman family in the normanized or Anglicized pronunciation Wogan. Compare Cadogan . In Ireland the name has been Gaelicized as Úgán.

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

Similar surnames: Cogan, Logan, Hogan, Rogan, Gogan, Toran, Wolan, Coogan, Koga, Olan

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Where is the Wogan family from?

You can see how Wogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wogan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 34 Wogan families living in Lancashire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Wogan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Wogan families in 1891.
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What did your Wogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, House Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wogan. 34% of Wogan men worked as a House Painter and 78% of Wogan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wogan were General 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

  • House Painter
  • Builders Lab Heavy Works
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servantretired
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Wogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wogan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wogan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wogan. For the veterans among your Wogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wogan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wogan in 1955 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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