Allan Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Allen. This is the more common spelling of the name in Scotland and northern England; in Scotland it is often found as an English form of the Gaelic name McAllen (see McAllan).

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


Similar surnames: Allen, Alan, Allman, Allin, Allain, Callan, Allyn, Allam, Alman

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Allan Family Origin

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Allan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Allan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Allan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Allan family was Labourer. Farmer, Servant and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Allan.

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Allan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Allan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Allan in 1944 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Allan

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