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Croghan Name Meaning

Irish (Roscommon): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conchruacháin ‘son of Cú Cruacháin’ a personal name meaning ‘hound of Croghan’. Croghan in County Roscommon where the surname originated was the ancient royal site of the province of Connacht.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coogan, Rogan, Grogan, Cregan, Brogan, Crossan, Coggan, Rohan, Cohan

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Where is the Croghan family from?

You can see how Croghan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Croghan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Croghan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Croghan families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Croghan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Croghan families in 1840.
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What did your Croghan ancestors do for a living?

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

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Croghan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Croghan. For the veterans among your Croghan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Croghan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Croghan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Croghan in 1956 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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