Radigan Family History

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Radigan Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): variant of Ratigan. Perhaps an altered spelling of the southern French family name Radigon, a diminutive of Radigue, which is of uncertain origin. It is largely confined to Gascony and is perhaps a derivative of Occitan razigar ‘to tear out or uproot’ (Latin eradicare, from radix, genitive radicis); if so, it is presumably a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of cleared land.

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

Similar surnames: Ratigan, Radican, Madigan, Cadigan, Rattigan, Rhatigan, Regan, Pagan

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Radigan Family Origin

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Radigan Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Radigan. A less common occupation for the Radigan family was Teamster. The most common Radigan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Radigan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Teamster


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Radigan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 874 immigration records available for the last name Radigan. 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 Radigan. For the veterans among your Radigan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Radigan Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Radigan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Radigan in 1950 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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