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Gaughan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithin (see Gahan).

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


Similar surnames: Gaughran, Gargan, Faughnan, Gahan, Gavaghan, Haughn, Drugan, Granahan

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Gaughan Family Origin

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Gaughan Family Occupations

What did your Gaughan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaughan. 16% of Gaughan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Gaughan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaughan were Clerk and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Miner
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gaughan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Gaughan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaughan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaughan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gaughan. For the veterans among your Gaughan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaughan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaughan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gaughan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gaughan in 1952 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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