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Croan Family History

Croan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Croghan.

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

Similar surnames: Crogan, Roan, Cronan, Croak, Croman, Cryan, Cronn, Coan, Craw, Irvan

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Where is the Croan family from?

You can see how Croan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Croan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Croan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Croan families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Croan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Croan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Croan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Croan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Croan. 35% of Croan men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Croan women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Croan were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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What Croan family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Croan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 369 immigration records available for the last name Croan. 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 Cards

There are 417 military records available for the last name Croan. For the veterans among your Croan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Croan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Croan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Croan in 1962 was 78, and 80 in 2004.

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