Gahagan Families (and all variations of the Surname) Identified in the Liverpool, Lancashire, England Census Records, Possible Origins in Ireland and Links Between the Census Years

A significant number of the Irish Immigrants in Liverpool, Lancashire originated from the Connaught areas of County Mayo and County Roscommon, Ireland. This may be the final destination for a few, a stop on the way to search for work for others and a starting point of a journey abroad for many more.

It is my objective in this section to analyze the various Gahagan Families found in the Liverpool Civil Parish, Lancashire England Census records between 1841 and 1901 to look for possible origins and connections between the lines (my main focus being the Gahagan families from Roscommon and Mayo). I am starting with the 1851 census, which includes 7 Sub Registration districts for Liverpool. This is a work in progress and will be added to as I work my way through the census.

In an initial extraction of the Gahagans in Liverpool who were born in County Mayo or County Roscommon, I have noted the following: In the 1861 Liverpool Census I found Gaughans born in Mayo in the 1861 St. Thomas Sub Registration District and in the 1871 Liverpool Census I found Geoghegans born in Roscommon in the Howard Street Sub Registration District.

I am in the process of identifying all of the Brennan, Corcoran, Coffee, Gahagan (and all variations of these surnames) families in Liverpool Civil Parish, St. Thomas Sub Registration District in My Irish-England section. has 7 Sub Registration districts in this census year: Dale Street, Howard Street, Islington, Mt. Pleasant, St. George, St Martin and St Thomas. I will pull the Gahagans identified in these districts and add them to this compilation.

Keep in mind that the connections I draw are what appear to me to be the same family and need to be further analyzed to make sure the conclusion is correct (hopefully with supporting evidence such as GRO marriage records and baptismal records). They are something to build upon and prove. I would welcome all feedback on this effort. Only through input from other Gahagans will we find how we might all be related.

This compilation is presented by Sub Registration Districts in Liverpool.

This is a work in progress!

1851 St Thomas (none) St. Martin Howard Street Dale Street St. George Street Islington Mt Pleasant