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Alan Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Allen . This is the usual form of the personal name in England and Scotland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Alan family from?

You can see how Alan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Alan families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Alan's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Alan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Student was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Alan. 34% of Alan men worked as a Student. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Student
    34%
  • Labourer
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

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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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.

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