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Origins of the Flannagan surname

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About the Flannagans

We have a total number of 8776 records for people with the last name Flannagan.

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Where do most Flannagans live?

In 1921, most Flannagans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Flannagans

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We have 4,150 records for the Flannagan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Flannagans most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Flannagan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Flannagans

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

Common Female occupations for Flannagans in 1921








Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Flannagans in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Dock Labourer






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