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Origins of the Flanagan surname

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About the Flanagans

We have a total number of 56311 records for people with the last name Flanagan.

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Where do most Flanagans live?

In 1921, most Flanagans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Flanagans

How common is your surname?

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

We have 24,100 records for the Flanagan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Flanagans most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Flanagan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Flanagans

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

Common Female occupations for Flanagans in 1921


Domestic Servant


Cotton Weaver


General Servant




Common Male occupations for Flanagans in 1921
General Labourer


Dock Labourer


Coal Miner


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers




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