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Trahan Name Meaning

French: variant of Trahant or Trahand (and in North America an altered form of the former) a metonymic occupational name for a silkworker who drew out the thread from the cocoons from a derivative of the verb traire ‘to draw or stretch’. Compare Strong .

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

Similar surnames: Train, Tahan, Teahan, Crahan, Trojan, Mahan, Truman, Braham, Gahan

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Where is the Trahan family from?

You can see how Trahan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trahan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Trahan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 229 Trahan families living in Quebec. This was about 80% of all the recorded Trahan's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Trahan families in 1911.
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What did your Trahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Modiste were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Trahan. 32% of Trahan men worked as a Cultivateur and 50% of Trahan women worked as a Modiste. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trahan were Journalier and Farmer. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Modiste
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Trahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trahan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Trahan. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Trahan. For the veterans among your Trahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trahan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Trahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Trahan in 1945 was 21, and 74 in 2004.

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