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Wogan Name Meaning

Irish (of Welsh (Pembrokeshire) origin): from the Old Welsh personal name Gwgan, Gwgon, originally a byname, probably a diminutive of gwg ‘scowl’, i.e. ‘Little Scowler’. Compare Cadogan. A family of this name settled in County Kildare following the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century.

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


Similar surnames: Cogan, Logan, Hogan, Rogan, Gogan, Toran, Wolan, Coogan, Koga, Olan

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Where is the Wogan family from?

You can see how Wogan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wogan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wogan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Wogan families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 44% of all the recorded Wogan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wogan families in 1840.
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What did your Wogan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wogan. 20% of Wogan men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Wogan women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wogan were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wogan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wogan. For the veterans among your Wogan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wogan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Wogan in 1955 was 50, and 85 in 2004.

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