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Annan Family History

Annan Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Dumfriesshire on the banks of the river Annan from which its name derives. See also Annand . West African (Ghana): from an Akan personal name denoting a fourth-born child.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Annen, Annand, Anna, Mannan, Hannay, Allan, Kanaan, Honan, Hannon

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Where is the Annan family from?

You can see how Annan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Annan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Annan families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 3 Annan families living in Maryland. This was about 27% of all the recorded Annan's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Annan families in 1840.
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What did your Annan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Annan. 19% of Annan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Annan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Annan were Farming and Clerical. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Artist
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Clerical
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Annan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Annan. For the veterans among your Annan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Annan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Annan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Annan in 1962 was 62, and 64 in 2004.

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