Quan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cúáin ‘descendant of Cúán’ (see Coyne). Chinese : from a word that means ‘coin’. During the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) the coin official was an important functionary in charge of currency. Descendants of a coin official adopted the character as their surname. However, another character, , meaning ‘all’, pronounced identically, came to be used more often as a surname. Chinese : from the state of Quan, which existed during the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc). The name of the state is identical to a word meaning ‘power’. The Shang king Wu Ding granted the state to his grandson, whose descendants adopted Quan as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Guan, Yuan, Duan, Ruan, Qian, Fan, Gan, An, Qiao, Quain

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Quan Family Origin

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Quan Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    44%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Clerk

    6%

In 1881, the most common Quan occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 44% of Quan's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Quan family was Clerk. Fisherman, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quan.

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Quan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Quan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Quan in 1954 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quan

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