Allan Family History

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Allan Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Allen. This is the more common spelling of the name in Scotland and northern England; in Scotland it is often found as an English form of the Gaelic name McAllen (see McAllan).

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


Similar surnames: Allen, Alan, Allman, Allin, Allain, Callan, Allyn, Allam, Alman

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Allan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Allan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Allan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    29%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Allan Family Origin

Where is the Allan family from?

Allan Family Occupations

What did your Allan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Allan family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Allan. The most common Allan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Allan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Allan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Allan Historical Records

What Allan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 414,000 census records available for the last name Allan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Allan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 100,000 immigration records available for the last name Allan. 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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Draft Card

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Allan. For the veterans among your Allan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Allan Life Expectancy

What is the average Allan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Allan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Allan in 1944 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Allan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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