Bocan Family History

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Bocan Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Bocan) or Serbian (Bokan): nickname for a tall, gangling person, from bocan ‘stork’. Compare Bocian.

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

Similar surnames: Bocian, Kocan, Kochan, Boyan, Bosak, Boran, Bean, Boden, Rotan, Ban

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Bocan Family Origin

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Bocan Family Occupations

What did your Bocan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farming and Lamp Lighter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bocan. The most common Bocan occupation in the USA was Farming. 50% of Bocan's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

  • Lamp Lighter


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

Bocan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bocan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bocan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bocan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bocan. For the veterans among your Bocan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bocan Life Expectancy

What is the average Bocan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bocan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bocan in 1946 was 37, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bocan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bocan 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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