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Wean Family History

Wean Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced and altered form of McQueen.

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


Similar surnames: Whan, Lean, Bean, Wein, Near, Gean, Coan, Hearn, Jean, Wern

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Where is the Wean family from?

You can see how Wean families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wean family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wean families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Wean families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Wean's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Wean families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wean surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wean ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wean. 27% of Wean men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Wean women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wean were Farming and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Factory
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Wean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wean 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 393 immigration records available for the last name Wean. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wean. For the veterans among your Wean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wean lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Wean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wean in 1957 was 58, and 83 in 2004.

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