Deegan Family History

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Deegan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhginn ‘descendant of Duibhgeann’, a byname from dubh ‘black’ + ceann ‘head’, ‘chief’.

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

Similar surnames: Deehan, Dugan, Keegan, Deignan, Dargan, Meehan, Donegan, Neenan

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Deegan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deegan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Deegan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Deegan Family Origin

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Deegan Family Occupations

What did your Deegan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deegan. The most common Deegan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Deegan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Deegan family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk In Store


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Deegan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Deegan Historical Records

What Deegan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Deegan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deegan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Deegan. 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 Card

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

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Deegan Life Expectancy

What is the average Deegan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Deegan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Deegan in 1944 was 27, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deegan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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