Coan Family History

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Coan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCoan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Comhdhain or Mac Comhghain ‘son of Comhdhan’, a personal name of unexplained meaning. Possibly an altered spelling of Jewish Cohen or German and Jewish Kohn.

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


Similar surnames: Cohan, Coon, Corn, Cogan, Govan, Carn, Moan, Roan, Coen, Coln

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Coan Family Origin

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Coan Family Occupations

What did your Coan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coan. The most common Coan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 57% of Coan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coan family was Lab.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Hotel Keeper

    14%
  • Lab

    14%

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

Coan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Coan Life Expectancy

What is the average Coan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Coan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Coan in 1941 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coan 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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