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Hanrahan Name Meaning

Irish (North Munster and Kilkenny): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnradháin ‘descendant of Anradhán’ a personal name from a diminutive of ánrad(h) ‘hero warrior champion’ a title denoting the nobleman next in rank to the king in medieval Ireland. The title was also used to denote court poets of the second rank. Later pronunciation in central Ireland as Ó hArracháin or Ó hArragáin it has resulted in alternative Anglicized forms Haran Harrigan and Horgan .

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

Similar surnames: Hanahan, Hallahan, Shanahan, Banahan, Monahan, Manahan, Hanavan

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Where is the Hanrahan family from?

You can see how Hanrahan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanrahan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanrahan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Hanrahan families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hanrahan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hanrahan families in 1840.
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What did your Hanrahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hanrahan. 10% of Hanrahan men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hanrahan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanrahan were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Hanrahan. For the veterans among your Hanrahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanrahan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Hanrahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hanrahan in 1946 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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