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Belan Name Meaning

Croatian and Serbian: nickname for someone with white or very fair hair or a pale complexion, from bijel, beo ‘white’. Czech (Belán) and Slovak (Belán): nickname from Czech bílý , Slovak biely ‘white’, or derivative of the female personal name Bela (see Belin). French (Bélan): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Belin, Balan, Bean, Pelan, Beran, Belman, Bielen, Malan, Belen, Behan

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Where is the Belan family from?

You can see how Belan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Belan family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Belan's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Belan families in 1840.
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What did your Belan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Belan. 40% of Belan men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Belan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belan were Farmer and Cook.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Saleswoman
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Belan. 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 606 military records available for the last name Belan. For the veterans among your Belan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belan lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Belan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Belan in 1961 was 33, and 63 in 2004.

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