Drennan Family History

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Drennan Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish (mainly Galloway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’, a byname from draighneán ‘blackthorn’.

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

Similar surnames: Brennan, Grennan, Greenan, Donnan, Drenning, Duncan, Dennen, Grannan

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Drennan Family Origin

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Drennan Family Occupations

What did your Drennan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Drennan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Drennan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Drennan family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Drennan.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Drennan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Drennan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Drennan 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Drennan. 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 Drennan. For the veterans among your Drennan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Drennan Life Expectancy

What is the average Drennan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Drennan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Drennan in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Drennan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Drennan 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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