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Culligan Name Meaning

Irish (Clare): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuileagáin (‘descendant of Cuileagán’) a variant of Ó Colgáin (see Colgan ).

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


Similar surnames: Cullinan, Colligan, Mulligan, Nelligan, Galligan, Halligan, Milligan

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Where is the Culligan family from?

You can see how Culligan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Culligan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Culligan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Culligan families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Culligan's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Culligan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Culligan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Culligan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Culligan. 28% of Culligan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Culligan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Culligan were Clerk 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
    28%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Nurse
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Culligan lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Culligan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Culligan in 1959 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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