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Callan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathaláin ‘descendant of Cathalán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Cathal (see Cahill). Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ailin, a patronymic from an old Gaelic personal name derived from ail ‘rock’. Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cailin ‘son of Cailin’ (see Collin).

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


Similar surnames: Scallan, Calland, Allan, Cavan, Gallen, Carlan, Caslin, Calnan

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Callan Family Origin

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Callan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Lime Burner

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    8%

In 1881, the most common Callan occupation in Canada was Laborer. 23% of Callan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Callan family was Blacksmith. Laborer, Farmer and Lime Burner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Callan.

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Callan Historical Records

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Callan Life Expectancy

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