Dugan Family History

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Dugan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin ‘descendant of Dubhagán’, a byname representing a double diminutive of dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ (see Duff). reduced Anglicized form of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).

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

Similar surnames: Drugan, Dungan, Dugal, Deegan, Logan, Duggan, Duzan, Degan, Wogan

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Dugan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dugan name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Dugan Family Origin

Where is the Dugan family from?

Dugan Family Occupations

What did your Dugan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dugan. The most common Dugan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Dugan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dugan family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Dugan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 134,000 census records available for the last name Dugan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dugan 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Dugan. 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 31,000 military records available for the last name Dugan. For the veterans among your Dugan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dugan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dugan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Dugan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dugan in 1940 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dugan 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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