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Colgan Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McColgan, or an Americanized form of Irish Ó Colgáin ‘descendant of Colga’, a personal name based on colg ‘thorn’, ‘sword’.

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


Similar surnames: Coogan, Mccolgan, Cogan, Corgan, Coggan, Logan, Colman, Colen, Cowan

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Colgan Family Origin

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Colgan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Colgan family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colgan. The most common Colgan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Colgan's were Farmers.

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Colgan Historical Records

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Colgan Life Expectancy

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