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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

What did your Callan ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Laborer

    23%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Lime Burner

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Callan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Callan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Callan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Callan. 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 Callan. For the veterans among your Callan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Callan Life Expectancy

What is the average Callan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Callan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Callan in 1945 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Callan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Callan 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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