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Horgan Family History

Horgan Name Meaning
shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAragáin, a reduced form of Ó hAnradgáin (see Hanrahan).(County Cork): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hArgáin ‘descendant of Argán’. 1 and 2 are related, but arose from variants that existed in Irish before Anglicization.

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

134,969 Historical Documents with Horgan on Ancestry.com
55,880 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,057 Military Records
8,713 Immigration Records
35,721 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Horgan Families

  • Number of Horgan families
     95 - 187
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Horgan families
     80 - 157
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Horgan families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Horgan Family Origin

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Horgan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Horgan

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Horgan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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