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Colahan Name Meaning

Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathaláin ‘descendant of Cathalan’, a diminutive of Cathal (see Cahill). It may also be from Mac Uallocháin ‘son of Uallachán’, a personal name from a diminutive of uallach ‘proud’.

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


Similar surnames: Callahan, Conahan, Monahan, Coleman, Morahan, Hallahan, Cavan, Cohan

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Colahan Family Origin

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Colahan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • At Home

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colahan family was At Home. The most common Colahan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Colahan's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colahan.

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Colahan Life Expectancy

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