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Dorgan Family History

Dorgan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of the rare Munster name Ó Dorcháin ‘descendant of Dorchán’, a byname representing a diminutive of Gaelic dorcha ‘black’, ‘gloomy’. variant of Dargan.

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


Similar surnames: Doran, Dornan, Dargan, Corgan, Horgan, Logan, Toran, Drugan, Coogan

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Where is the Dorgan family from?

You can see how Dorgan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dorgan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dorgan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Dorgan families living in Alabama. This was about 30% of all the recorded Dorgan's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Dorgan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dorgan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dorgan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dorgan. 15% of Dorgan men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Dorgan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dorgan were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Dorgan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dorgan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dorgan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dorgan. For the veterans among your Dorgan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dorgan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Dorgan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Dorgan in 1954 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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