Merrigan Family History

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Merrigan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muireagáin ‘descendant of Muireagán’ a personal name representing a name beginning with muir ‘sea’. Earlier found in the Irish midlands and southern Ulster, this surname is now found throughout Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Berrigan, Merriman, Kerrigan, Perrigan, Marrinan, Corrigan, Meighan

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Merrigan Family Origin

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Merrigan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    24%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Baker

    3%

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

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Merrigan Historical Records

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Merrigan Life Expectancy

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