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Rogan Family History

Rogan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadhagáin ‘son of Ruadhagán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’.

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


Similar surnames: Ronan, Logan, Gogan, Hogan, Brogan, Regan, Grogan, Rohan, Bogan

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Where is the Rogan family from?

You can see how Rogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rogan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 18 Rogan families living in Tennessee. This was about 39% of all the recorded Rogan's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Rogan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rogan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rogan. 15% of Rogan men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Rogan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rogan were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    15%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Rogan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rogan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Rogan. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Rogan. For the veterans among your Rogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rogan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rogan in 1941 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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