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Corgan Family History

Corgan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Corrigan and possibly also of Corken . Americanized form of Finnish Kurkinen: from kurki ‘crane’ + the surname suffix -nen. It is on record since the 16th century in Savonia and Kainuu in the east of Finland and later in northern Ostrobothnia where farms were so named for their owners who had migrated from the east.

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


Similar surnames: Corban, Horgan, Dorgan, Coogan, Colgan, Coggan, Logan, Coan, Coran

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Where is the Corgan family from?

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

What did your Corgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Corgan. 18% of Corgan men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Corgan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corgan were Manager and Housework. .

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Labor
    13%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    37%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Corgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corgan 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Corgan. 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 596 military records available for the last name Corgan. For the veterans among your Corgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corgan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Corgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Corgan in 1962 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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