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Origins of the Egan surname

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About the Egans

We have a total number of 65953 records for people with the last name Egan.

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Where do most Egans live?

In 1921, most Egans lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Egans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 25,500 records for the Egan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1785.

Who were Egans most likely to marry?

Kellys

&

Murphys

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What are the most common Egan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Egans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Egans in 1921
Cotton Weaver

83

Dressmaker

82

Charwoman

77

Laundress

74

Domestic Servant

61

Common Male occupations for Egans in 1921
General Labourer

200

Tailor

81

Coal Miner

78

Farm Labourer

64

Dock Labourer

63

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