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Ghan Name Meaning

Shortened form of Irish McGhan a variant of McGann .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Shan, Whan, Han, Gean, Goan, Gahan, Ban, Shean, Hand, Shaw

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Where is the Ghan family from?

You can see how Ghan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ghan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ghan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Ghan families living in Ontario. This was about 83% of all the recorded Ghan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ghan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ghan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ghan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ghan. 55% of Ghan men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    55%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Salesman
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ghan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ghan 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 340 immigration records available for the last name Ghan. 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 471 military records available for the last name Ghan. For the veterans among your Ghan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ghan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ghan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Ghan in 1962 was 41, and 61 in 2004.

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