Alan Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant spelling of Allen. This is the usual spelling of the personal name in England and Scotland, but is infrequent as a surname.

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


Similar surnames: Allan, Alban, Adan, Alman, Aslan, Aman, Balan, Olan, Shan, Akin

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Alan Family Origin

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Alan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Labourer

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Alan family was Farm Labourer. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alan. The most common Alan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Alan's were Farmers.

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Alan Historical Records

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Alan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Alan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Alan in 1953 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alan

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