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Dignan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibhgeannáin (see Deignan).

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


Similar surnames: Duignan, Deignan, Dinan, Tivnan, Dornan, Donnan, Kinnan, Finan

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Dignan Family Origin

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Dignan Family Occupations

What did your Dignan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dignan. The most common Dignan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Dignan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Dignan family was Farming.

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  • Laborer

    15%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Dignan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dignan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dignan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Dignan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dignan. For the veterans among your Dignan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dignan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dignan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dignan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dignan in 1953 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dignan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dignan 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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