Scanlan Family History

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Scanlan Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Scanlon. The surname occasionally occurs with the patronymic prefix Mac.

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


Similar surnames: Scanland, Scanlin, Scantlin, Callan, Scantland, Scally, Canaan

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Scanlan Family Origin

Where is the Scanlan family from?

Scanlan Family Occupations

What did your Scanlan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scanlan. The most common Scanlan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 8% of Scanlan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scanlan family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Going To School

    6%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Scanlan Historical Records

What Scanlan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scanlan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scanlan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Scanlan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Scanlan. For the veterans among your Scanlan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scanlan Life Expectancy

What is the average Scanlan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Scanlan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Scanlan in 1943 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scanlan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scanlan 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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