Dungan Family History

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Dungan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Donnagáin ‘descendant of Donnagán’ (see Donegan).

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

Similar surnames: Dugan, Duncan, Dunn, Duggan, Dunagan, Drugan, Duignan, Deegan, Dunkin

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Dungan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dungan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dungan. 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


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Dungan Family Origin

Where is the Dungan family from?

Dungan Family Occupations

What did your Dungan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dungan family was Laborer. The most common Dungan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Dungan's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dungan.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Dungan Historical Records

What Dungan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Dungan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dungan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dungan. 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 Dungan. For the veterans among your Dungan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dungan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dungan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dungan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dungan in 1945 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dungan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dungan 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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