Gean Name Meaning

Most probably a reduced Anglecized form of Irish Ó Géibhinn, itself a reduced form of Ó Géibheannaigh, from géibheannach ‘fettered’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized spelling of German Gien, which is from a short form of Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Genn, Lean, Geen, Ghan, Bean, Ginn, Hearn, Wean, Gear, Goan

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Gean Family Origin

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Gean Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Bookeeper

    17%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Sailor

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gean family was Sailor. Farmer, Bookeeper and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gean. The most common Gean occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Gean's were Farmers.

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Gean Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Gean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gean in 1963 was 68, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gean

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