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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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Where is the Radigan family from?

You can see how Radigan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Radigan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Radigan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 117 Radigan families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Radigan's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Radigan families in 1880.
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What did your Radigan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Radigan. 16% of Radigan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Radigan women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Radigan were Fireman and Cashier.

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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
    16%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Fireman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • School Teacher
    10%
  • Cashier
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Radigan lifespan?

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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