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Saran Family History

Saran Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Sikh name, from Sanskrit šara?na ‘refuge’, ‘sanctuary’, based on the name of a Jat tribe.

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

Similar surnames: Sarin, Tara, Karan, Sagan, Safran, Sarah, Sarkar, Saha, Barman, Samad

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Where is the Saran family from?

You can see how Saran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saran families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Saran families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Saran's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Saran families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saran ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Saran. 50% of Saran men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Saran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saran 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 648 immigration records available for the last name Saran. 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 249 military records available for the last name Saran. For the veterans among your Saran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saran lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Saran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Saran in 1964 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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