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Mahan Family History

Mahan Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macháin ‘descendant of Machán’, which Woulfe suggests is a variant of Mochán, a diminutive of moch ‘early’, itself a short form of a name formed with this element, of which there are several, and a variant of Mohan of Kilmacduagh in County Galway.

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

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Name Distribution of Mahan Families

  • Number of Mahan families
     125 - 248
     42 - 124
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mahan families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mahan families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mahan Family Origin

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Mahan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mahan

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Mahan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Mahan census records

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Mahan Civil War Service Records

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