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Ann Family History

Ann Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Abbots Ann in Hampshire, named for the stream that runs through it, which is most probably named with an ancient Welsh word meaning ‘water’.

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


Similar surnames: Cann, An, Anne, Wann, Hain, Tann, Arn, Mann, Bann, Cain

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Where is the Ann family from?

You can see how Ann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ann families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Ann families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ann's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ann families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ann. 22% of Ann men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Ann women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ann were Clerk and Registered Nurse. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Registered Nurse
    10%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Ann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ann. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ann. For the veterans among your Ann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ann lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Ann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Ann in 1962 was 62, and 76 in 2003.

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