Degan Name Meaning

Italian (Venetian) and southern French: from Venetian degan, Occitan decan ‘dean’, probably denoting someone in the service of a dean. See also Dean. Irish: variant spelling of Deegan. Respelling of German Degen. French and Dutch: habitational name from the city of Ghent (Gand) in Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Dean, Deman, Degn, Degen, Delay, Began, Deland, Duman, Degon, Deger

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Degan Family Origin

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Degan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Painter

    3%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Degan. The most common Degan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Degan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Degan family was Painter.

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Degan Historical Records

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Degan Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, Degan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Degan in 1963 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Degan

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