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Hogan Family History

Hogan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓgáin ‘descendant of Ógán’, a personal name from a diminutive of óg ‘young’, also ‘young warrior’. In the south, some bearers claim descent from an uncle of Brian Boru. In northern Ireland a surname of the same form was Anglicized as Hagan.

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


Similar surnames: Hagan, Honan, Logan, Horan, Horgan, Rogan, Hoban, Gogan, Bogan, Toran

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Where is the Hogan family from?

You can see how Hogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hogan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 99 Hogan families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Hogan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hogan families in 1840.
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What did your Hogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hogan. 14% of Hogan men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Hogan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hogan were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Maid
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 71,000 immigration records available for the last name Hogan. 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 80,000 military records available for the last name Hogan. For the veterans among your Hogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hogan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hogan in 1940 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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