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Horan Family History

Horan Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hOdhráin ‘descendant of Ódhrán’ a personal name based on odhar ‘dun-colored’ and according to legend borne by Saint Patrick's charioteer.

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


Similar surnames: Honan, Horgan, Toran, Foran, Hogan, Moran, Hoban, Boran, Doran, Oran

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Where is the Horan family from?

You can see how Horan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 194 Horan families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Horan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Horan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Horan. 48% of Horan men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Horan women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horan were Fireman and Manager. .

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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
    48%
  • Labourer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Fireman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Mnagre
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Manager
    13%
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Census Records

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Horan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horan 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Horan. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Horan. For the veterans among your Horan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Horan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Horan in 1941 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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