Meighan Family History

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Meighan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Meehan, or sometimes of Meekin, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Miadhacháin ‘son of Miadhachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of miadhach ‘honorable’.

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


Similar surnames: Meehan, Mcgahan, Monahan, Deignan, Megan, Relihan, Keigher, Feehan

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Meighan Family Origin

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Meighan Family Occupations

What did your Meighan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Meighan family was Laborer. The most common Meighan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Meighan's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meighan.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

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

Meighan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Meighan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meighan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Meighan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Meighan. For the veterans among your Meighan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meighan Life Expectancy

What is the average Meighan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Meighan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Meighan in 1952 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meighan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meighan 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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