Athan Family History

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Athan Name Meaning

Greek: from a short form of the personal name Athanasios (see Athanas).

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

Similar surnames: Athas, Athans, Nathan, Athens, Thon, Athy, Alban, Awan, Latham

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Athan Family Origin

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Athan Family Occupations

What did your Athan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Athan. The most common Athan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Athan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Athan family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Athan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Athan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Athan 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Athan. 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 699 military records available for the last name Athan. For the veterans among your Athan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Athan Life Expectancy

What is the average Athan lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2002, in the United States, Athan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Athan in 1965 was 77, and 89 in 2002.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Athan 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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