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Coogan Family History

Coogan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cogadháin ‘son of Cogadhán’, a diminutive from a reduced form of the personal name Cúchogaidh, meaning ‘hound of war’.

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


Similar surnames: Coonan, Coggan, Colgan, Coan, Corgan, Rogan, Hogan, Logan, Cogan

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Where is the Coogan family from?

You can see how Coogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coogan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Coogan families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Coogan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Coogan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coogan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coogan. 10% of Coogan men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Coogan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coogan were Truck Driver and Typist. .

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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

  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Typist
    7%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Coogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coogan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Coogan. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Coogan. For the veterans among your Coogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coogan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Coogan in 1943 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

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