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Sagan Surname Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish sagan ‘kettle’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of pots and pans or a nickname from the same word in a less clear application. Czech and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Sagan (Czech Zaháň) a place in Lower Silesia. Slovak: probably a habitational name from a place formerly called Sag today Šahy in South Slovakia. It may also be of Polish origin (see 1 above). French (southeastern): nickname for a loud or noisy man from a dialect word meaning ‘noisy’.

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

Similar surnames: Bagan, Taran, Dagan, Saban, Organ, Kagan, Cagan, Hagan, Fagan, Sava

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You can see how Sagan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sagan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sagan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Sagan families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Sagan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sagan families in 1911.
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What did your Sagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sagan. 100% of Sagan men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sagan in 1958 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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