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Mcgahan Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eacháin, ‘son of Eachán’ a diminutive of Eachaidh, a personal name based on each ‘horse’. Compare Keogh.

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


Similar surnames: Mcgaha, Mccahan, Gahan, Mcgeehan, Mccaughan, Monahan, Mcmahon

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Mcgahan Family Origin

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Mcgahan Family Occupations

What did your Mcgahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgahan. A less common occupation for the Mcgahan family was Baker. The most common Mcgahan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Mcgahan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Baker

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcgahan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mcgahan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcgahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgahan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcgahan. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcgahan. For the veterans among your Mcgahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgahan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mcgahan in 1954 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgahan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgahan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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