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Sloan Family History

Sloan Name Meaning

Irish (Down and Antrim) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sluaghadháin ‘descendant of Sluaghadhán’ a diminutive of the Gaelic personal name Sluaghadh ‘raider’. Compare Slowey .

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

Similar surnames: Logan, Solan, Cloran, Sloat, Lohan, Slane, Sloman, Shean, Sion, Allan

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Where is the Sloan family from?

You can see how Sloan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sloan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sloan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 433 Sloan families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Sloan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sloan families in 1911.
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What did your Sloan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Sloan. 40% of Sloan men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sloan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sloan were Laborer and Student. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • School Teacher
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 242,000 census records available for the last name Sloan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sloan 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Sloan. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Sloan. For the veterans among your Sloan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sloan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sloan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sloan in 1940 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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