Mahan Family History

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Mahan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macháin ‘descendant of Machán’, which Woulfe suggests is a variant of Mochán, a diminutive of moch ‘early’, itself a short form of a name formed with this element, of which there are several, and a variant of Mohan of Kilmacduagh in County Galway.

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


Similar surnames: Mohan, Mahon, Gahan, Monahan, Cavan, Cahan, Mcgahan, Maran, Mehan

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Mahan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mahan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mahan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    49%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    26%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Mahan Family Origin

Where is the Mahan family from?

Mahan Family Occupations

What did your Mahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mahan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 19% of Mahan's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mahan. A less common occupation for the Mahan family was School.

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • Cultivateur

    7%
  • School

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mahan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mahan Historical Records

What Mahan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 92,000 census records available for the last name Mahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahan. 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 Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Mahan. For the veterans among your Mahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mahan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mahan in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mahan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mahan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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