Horan Family History

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Horan Name Meaning

(Connacht) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUghróin ‘descendant of Ughrón’, a personal name from ughrach ‘warlike’. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOdhráin ‘descendant of Ódhrán’, a personal name (borne, according to legend, by St. Patrick’s charioteer) from odhar ‘dun-colored’. reduced form of Hanrahan.

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

Similar surnames: Honan, Horgan, Toran, Foran, Hogan, Moran, Hoban, Boran, Doran, Oran

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Horan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Horan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Horan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Horan Family Origin

Where is the Horan family from?

Horan Family Occupations

What did your Horan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Horan family was Keeps House. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horan. The most common Horan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Horan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Horan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Horan Historical Records

What Horan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Horan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Horan. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Horan. For the veterans among your Horan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horan Life Expectancy

What is the average Horan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Horan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Horan in 1941 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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