Balan Family History

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Balan Name Meaning

Spanish (Mexico): unexplained. Variant of French Baland, Balland, possibly a nickname from balland ‘dancer’. Czech (Balán): from a reduced and altered form of the personal name Baltazar. Romanian: descriptive nickname from Romanian balan ‘blond’. Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit bala ‘child’ + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.

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

Similar surnames: Bala, Balas, Belan, Bean, Balay, Kalan, Balon, Bazan, Palan, Blan

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Balan Family Origin

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Balan Family Occupations

What did your Balan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Balan family was Farm Hand. Laborer, Blacksmith and Commission Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balan. The most common Balan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Balan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Commission Merchant

  • Farm Hand


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Balan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Balan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Balan. 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 Balan. For the veterans among your Balan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balan Life Expectancy

What is the average Balan lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Balan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Balan in 1964 was 75, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balan 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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