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Bohannon Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhachanáin a double diminutive of buadhach ‘victorious’. The surname is also Anglicized Bohan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bannon, Shannon, O'bannon, Cannon, Gannon, Mcgannon, Hannon, Hannan

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Where is the Bohannon family from?

You can see how Bohannon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohannon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohannon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Bohannon families living in Kentucky. This was about 23% of all the recorded Bohannon's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Bohannon families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bohannon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bohannon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bohannon. 25% of Bohannon men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Bohannon women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohannon were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Bohannon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohannon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohannon. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Bohannon. For the veterans among your Bohannon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bohannon lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bohannon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bohannon in 1943 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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