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Kavanaugh Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Kavanagh .

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

Similar surnames: Cavanaugh, Cavanagh, Cavenaugh, Kavanagh, Cavanah, Bronaugh, Mcvaugh

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Where is the Kavanaugh family from?

You can see how Kavanaugh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kavanaugh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kavanaugh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Kavanaugh families living in Kentucky. This was about 22% of all the recorded Kavanaugh's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Kavanaugh families in 1840.
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What did your Kavanaugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kavanaugh. 11% of Kavanaugh men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Kavanaugh women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kavanaugh were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kavanaugh. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Kavanaugh. For the veterans among your Kavanaugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kavanaugh lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kavanaugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kavanaugh in 1946 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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