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Machan Family History

Machan Name Meaning

Czech (Macháň) and Slovak (also Machán): from a derivative of the personal name Mach . English (Yorkshire): variant of Machen . It is also found in Lanarkshire Scotland. Indian (Kerala): from the personal name Machan found among Christians in southern India. It is derived from the Biblical personal name Thomas (via the intermediate form Thoomachan) with the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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

Similar surnames: Machon, Machak, Machac, Macha, Machala, Kochan, Mahan, Michal, Pacha

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Where is the Machan family from?

You can see how Machan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Machan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Machan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 37 Machan families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Machan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Machan families in 1911.
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What did your Machan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Machan. 45% of Machan men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Machan women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Machan were Farmers Son and Teacher. .

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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
  • Farming
  • Cultivateur
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • Student
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Machan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Machan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Machan in 1956 was 46, and 91 in 2004.

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