Shahan Family History

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Shahan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Sheehan. Muslim: from the Persian word shahan ‘kings’, the plural of Shah. Shahan Shah ‘King of Kings’ was a title used by royalty in Iran before the revolution of 1979. Shahan is a widespread name in Iran and the Indian subcontinent.

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


Similar surnames: Shah, Shaheen, Shawhan, Sheahan, Shan, Shehan, Shean, Shahid, Skahan

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Shahan Family Origin

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Shahan Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Clerk

    25%
  • Letter Carrier

    25%
  • Telephone Opr.

    25%

In 1881, Carpenter, Clerk and Letter Carrier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shahan. The most common Shahan occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 25% of Shahan's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Shahan family was Telephone Opr..

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Shahan Historical Records

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Shahan Life Expectancy

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