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

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  • Labourer

    25%
  • Bioler Maker

    13%
  • Clerk

    13%
  • Farmer, Graocer

    13%

In 1881, the most common Cahan occupation in Canada was Labourer. 25% of Cahan's were Labourers. Labourer, Bioler Maker and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cahan. A less common occupation for the Cahan family was Farmer, Graocer.

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Cahan Historical Records

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Cahan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2003, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cahan

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