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Mangan Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Maingín see Mannion . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’ a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair mane’). Irish (of French Huguenot origin): perhaps identical in origin with sense Several families of this name emigrated from Metz (northeast France) and settled in Ireland in the 17th century. English (of Norman origin): nickname for a glutton from Old French manger ‘to eat chew’. Spanish: occupational name from mangon ‘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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Where is the Mangan family from?

You can see how Mangan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mangan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mangan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Mangan families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Mangan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mangan families in 1840.
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What did your Mangan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mangan. 14% of Mangan men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mangan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mangan were Salesman and Housewife. .

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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
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Mangan. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Mangan. For the veterans among your Mangan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mangan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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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