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Flanagan Family History

Flanagan Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flannagáin ‘descendant of Flannagán’, a personal name derived from a double diminutive of flann ‘scarlet’, ‘ruddy’.

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

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276,610 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
35,631 Military Records
35,154 Immigration Records
179,299 Census and Voter Lists
287,267 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Flanagan Families

  • Number of Flanagan families
     363 - 723
     122 - 362
     1 - 121
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Flanagan families
     368 - 734
     123 - 367
     1 - 122
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Flanagan families
     70 - 137
     24 - 69
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Flanagan census records

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Flanagan Family Origin

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Flanagan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Flanagan

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Flanagan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Flanagan census records

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Flanagan Civil War Service Records

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