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Monahan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manacháin ‘descendant of Manachán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of manach ‘monk’. See also Monk. The Gaelic name is sometimes interpreted as if it were Ó Muineacháin ‘descendant of the little shrubbery’, and is sometimes translated as Thornton. Compare the place name Monaghan.

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


Similar surnames: Morahan, Mohan, Conahan, Colahan, Manahan, Mcgahan, Moynihan, Mahan

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Monahan Family Origin

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Monahan Family Occupations

What did your Monahan ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Monahan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Monahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Monahan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Monahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Monahan in 1942 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Monahan 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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