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Colligan Family History

Colligan Name Meaning

Irish (Offaly Kildare and Westmeath): variant of Colgan ; in Gaelic pronunciation a vowel is inserted between l and g.

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


Similar surnames: Culligan, Calligan, Colliton, Gilligan, Cullinan, Galligan, Milligan

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Where is the Colligan family from?

You can see how Colligan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colligan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colligan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Colligan families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Colligan's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Colligan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colligan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colligan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colligan. 13% of Colligan men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Colligan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colligan were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Colligan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Colligan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Colligan in 1952 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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