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Callaghan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of O'Callaghan (see Callahan ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Callahan, Gavaghan, Calahan, Hallahan, Callaham, Callihan, Calligan

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Where is the Callaghan family from?

You can see how Callaghan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callaghan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callaghan families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Callaghan families living in Ohio. This was about 26% of all the recorded Callaghan's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Callaghan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Callaghan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Callaghan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Callaghan. 13% of Callaghan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Callaghan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callaghan were Farmer and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Callaghan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Callaghan. For the veterans among your Callaghan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callaghan lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Callaghan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Callaghan in 1947 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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