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Fagan Family History

Fagan Name Meaning
Gaelicized version of a surname of Norman origin, from the personal name Pagan meaning ‘rustic’.in some cases it is a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fágáin or Ó Faodhagáin, which are probably dialect forms of Ó hÓgáin (see Hogan, Hagan) and Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan). Irish lenited f (spelled fh) is soundless, and a number of words beginning with vowels have gained an initial f in some dialects; such seems to be the case here.occasionally an Anglicized form of Mac Phaidín (see McFadden) or Ó Fiacháin (see Feehan).

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

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Name Distribution of Fagan Families

  • Number of Fagan families
     298 - 594
     100 - 297
     1 - 99
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fagan families
     272 - 541
     91 - 271
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fagan families
     64 - 125
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fagan Family Origin

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Fagan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fagan

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Fagan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Fagan Civil War Service Records

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