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Mian Surname Meaning

Muslim (Indian subcontinent): from a title of respect Urdu mian ‘sir’ (from Persian miyān ‘between’) used to address an older man. In Bangladesh this is commonly added to the name of a respected person especially a senior member of a village community. Compare Miah . Italian: variant of Miano .

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


Similar surnames: Miah, Miao, Man, Min, Qian, Miano, Lian, Jian, Maia, Bean

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Where is the Mian family from?

You can see how Mian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mian family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mian families were found in USA in 1920, and Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 5 Mian families living in British Columbia. This was about 56% of all the recorded Mian's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Mian families in 1911.
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What did your Mian ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mian. 100% of Mian 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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mian 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mian. 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 Mian. For the veterans among your Mian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mian lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2004, in the United States, Mian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Mian in 1972 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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