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Scanlan Family History

Scanlan Name Meaning
Irish: variant spelling of Scanlon. The surname occasionally occurs with the patronymic prefix Mac.

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

199,911 Historical Documents with Scanlan on Ancestry.com
70,547 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
8,313 Military Records
10,489 Immigration Records
58,295 Census and Voter Lists
52,267 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scanlan Families

  • Number of Scanlan families
     81 - 160
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scanlan families
     87 - 172
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scanlan families
     81 - 160
     28 - 80
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scanlan census records

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Scanlan Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Scanlan families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Scanlan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Scanlan families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Scanlan

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Scanlan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scanlan census records

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Scanlan Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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