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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Ann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ann name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Ann Family Origin

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Ann Family Occupations

What did your Ann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ann family was Cotton Mill Work. The most common Ann occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Ann's were Laborers. Laborer, Blacksmith and Cook On Strs. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ann.

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  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cook On Strs.

  • Cotton Mill Work


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Ann Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ann Life Expectancy

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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