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Callanan Family History

Callanan Name Meaning

Irish (Galway and Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Callanáin ‘descendant of Callanán’ a personal name of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Callahan, Hallinan, Hallahan, Callan, Cullinan, Halligan, Callaway

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Where is the Callanan family from?

You can see how Callanan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Callanan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Callanan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Callanan family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Callanan's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Callanan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Callanan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Callanan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Callanan. 16% of Callanan men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Callanan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Callanan were Proprietor and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Callanan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Callanan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Callanan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Callanan. For the veterans among your Callanan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Callanan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Callanan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Callanan in 1955 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

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