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Whan Family History

Whan Name Meaning
Scottish: reduced form of McWhan, a variant of McQueen, an Americanized form of Mac Shuibhne ‘son of Suibhne’ (see Sweeney).

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

30,456 Historical Documents with Whan on Ancestry.com
5,224 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
972 Military Records
882 Immigration Records
7,329 Census and Voter Lists
16,049 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Whan Families

  • Number of Whan families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whan families
     12 - 21
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whan families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Whan census records

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Whan Family Origin

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Whan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Whan 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 Whan

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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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Whan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Whan census records

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Whan Civil War Service Records

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