Alan Family History

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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

What did your Alan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Alan family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Labourer

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Alan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Alan. For the veterans among your Alan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alan Life Expectancy

What is the average Alan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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