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Onan Family History

Onan Name Meaning
Variant of Irish Oonan, itself a variant of Honeen (see Honan 2).

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

35,235 Historical Documents with Onan on Ancestry.com
6,389 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,290 Military Records
215 Immigration Records
4,537 Census and Voter Lists
22,804 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Onan Families

  • Number of Onan families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Onan families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Onan families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Onan census records

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Onan Family Origin

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Onan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Onan

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Onan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Onan census records

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Onan Civil War Service Records

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