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Gogan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cogadháin ‘son of Cogadhán’ (see Coogan). Hungarian (Gogán): from an old secular personal name Gogán (also found as Gogány and Gógány).

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


Similar surnames: Rogan, Grogan, Logan, Govan, Hogan, Coogan, Gowan, Coan, Wogan, Cogan

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Where is the Gogan family from?

You can see how Gogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gogan families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Gogan family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gogan's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Gogan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gogan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gogan. 22% of Gogan men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Gogan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gogan were Salesman and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gogan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gogan. 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 Cards

There are 770 military records available for the last name Gogan. For the veterans among your Gogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gogan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gogan in 1942 was 32, and 68 in 2004.

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