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

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Commission Merchant

    10%
  • Farm Hand

    10%

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

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Between 1964 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balan

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