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Corrigan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corragáin ‘descendant of Corragán’ a double diminutive of corr ‘pointed’.

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


Similar surnames: Kerrigan, Horrigan, Berrigan, Merrigan, Corgan, Corrin, Garrigan

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Where is the Corrigan family from?

You can see how Corrigan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corrigan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corrigan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Corrigan families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Corrigan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Corrigan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corrigan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Corrigan. 14% of Corrigan men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Corrigan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corrigan were Farmer and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Corrigan. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Corrigan. For the veterans among your Corrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corrigan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Corrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Corrigan in 1942 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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