Cahan Family History

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Cahan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCahan or O’Cahan (see O’Kane). Jewish: variant of Cohen.

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


Similar surnames: Cohan, Crahan, Cagan, Cahn, Mahan, Coan, Cavan, Gahan, Kahan, Shan

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Cahan Family Origin

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Cahan Family Occupations

What did your Cahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Advocate and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cahan. 13% of Cahan men worked as an Advocate

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Advocate
    13%
  • Charpentier
    13%
  • Commis
    13%
  • Cultivateur
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%

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

Cahan Historical Records

What Cahan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Cahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cahan 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 Cahan. 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 631 military records available for the last name Cahan. For the veterans among your Cahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Cahan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Cahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cahan in 1952 was 56, and 88 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cahan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cahan 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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