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Hannigan Family History

Hannigan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnagáin ‘descendant of Annagán’ a pet form of the personal name Annach (see Hanna and Hannon ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hannan, Hartigan, Brannigan, Halligan, Lanigan, Harrigan, Hanahan

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Where is the Hannigan family from?

You can see how Hannigan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hannigan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hannigan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Hannigan families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hannigan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hannigan families in 1840.
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What did your Hannigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hannigan. 15% of Hannigan men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Hannigan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hannigan were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hannigan. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hannigan. For the veterans among your Hannigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hannigan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Hannigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hannigan in 1942 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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