Mangan Family History

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Mangan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone. It is also a Huguenot name, traced back to immigrants from Metz. Irish: see Manning. English (of Norman origin): nickname for a glutton, from Old French manger ‘to eat’. English: occupational name from old Spanish mangón ‘small trader’.

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

Similar surnames: Langan, Mangin, Mongan, Mangas, Manger, Hannan, Mangano, Mangal

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Mangan Family Origin

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Mangan Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Mangan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Mangan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Mangan family was Miner. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mangan.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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Mangan Historical Records

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Mangan Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Mangan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Mangan in 1940 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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