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Gaughran Family History

Gaughran Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eachráin, a patronymic from the personal name Eachrán, of uncertain origin, perhaps containing the element each- ‘horse’. Compare Gahan 1.

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

12,468 Historical Documents with Gaughran on Ancestry.com
4,551 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
641 Military Records
531 Immigration Records
2,743 Census and Voter Lists
4,002 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gaughran Families

  • Number of Gaughran families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gaughran families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gaughran last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gaughran Family Origin

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Gaughran Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gaughran

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Gaughran Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gaughran census records

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Gaughran Civil War Service Records

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