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Logan Family History

Logan Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of the places in Scotland so called, principally that near Auchinleck. They all get their names from Gaelic lagan, a diminutive of lag ‘hollow’.Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leocháin ‘descendant of Leochán’ (earlier spelled Lothchán), a personal name of unexplained origin.

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

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466,270 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
78,444 Military Records
52,156 Immigration Records
404,139 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Logan Families

  • Number of Logan families
     437 - 871
     146 - 436
     1 - 145
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Logan families
     338 - 674
     113 - 337
     1 - 112
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Logan families
     823 - 1,644
     275 - 822
     1 - 274
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Logan Family Origin

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Logan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Logan

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Logan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Logan Civil War Service Records

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