Garrigan Family History

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Garrigan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Geargáin or sometimes Ó Geargáin, from a diminutive of garg ‘fierce’.

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

Similar surnames: Gargan, Harrigan, Perrigan, Galligan, Garrahan, Kerrigan, Hartigan

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Garrigan Family Origin

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Garrigan Family Occupations

What did your Garrigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garrigan family was Blacksmith. The most common Garrigan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Garrigan's were Laborers. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garrigan.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith


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

Garrigan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Garrigan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrigan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Garrigan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Garrigan. For the veterans among your Garrigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garrigan Life Expectancy

What is the average Garrigan lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Garrigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Garrigan in 1951 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garrigan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garrigan 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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