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Grogan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Grúgáin ‘descendant of Grúgán’, a personal name from a diminutive of grúg ‘anger’, ‘fierceness’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gruagáin ‘descendant of Gruagán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gruag ‘hair’. The patronymic form Mac Gruagáin (Anglicized McGrogan) is much rarer.

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


Similar surnames: Rogan, Brogan, Gogan, Logan, Hogan, Mcgrogan, Coogan, Regan, Ronan

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Where is the Grogan family from?

You can see how Grogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Grogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Grogan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Grogan families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Grogan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Grogan families in 1840.
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What did your Grogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Grogan. 15% of Grogan men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Grogan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Grogan were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Grogan. 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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There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Grogan. For the veterans among your Grogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Grogan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Grogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Grogan in 1940 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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