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Honan Surname Meaning

Irish (Clare):: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEoghanáin ‘descendant of Eoghanán’ a pet form of the personal name Eoghan ‘born of the yew’. See Ewen . Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’ a personal name based on a diminutive of uaine ‘green’.

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

Similar surnames: Horan, Hogan, Ronan, Hoban, Toran, Logan, Hannan, Hanan, Bonar, Jonas

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Where is the Honan family from?

You can see how Honan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Honan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Honan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Honan families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Honan's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Honan families in 1911.
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What did your Honan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Honan. 60% of Honan 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Honan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Honan. For the veterans among your Honan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Honan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Honan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Honan in 1952 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

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