Egan Family History

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Egan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan).

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

Similar surnames: Fegan, Regan, Megan, Dwan, Agan, Bean, Gean, Degan, Eagan, Evan

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Egan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Egan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Egan Family Origin

Where is the Egan family from?

Egan Family Occupations

What did your Egan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Egan family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Egan. The most common Egan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Egan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Egan Historical Records

What Egan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 227,000 census records available for the last name Egan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Egan 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 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Egan. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Egan. For the veterans among your Egan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Egan Life Expectancy

What is the average Egan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Egan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Egan in 1944 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Egan 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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