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Filan Family History

Filan Name Meaning

Polish: from a derivative of Fila.

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


Similar surnames: Filak, Filas, Filar, Fila, Wolan, Lan, Gulan, Ulan, Milian, Bilas

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Where is the Filan family from?

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

What did your Filan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Filan. 42% of Filan men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Filan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Filan were Policeman and Secretary.

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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
    42%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Fireman
    13%
  • Policeman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    29%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Filan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Filan 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 446 immigration records available for the last name Filan. 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 308 military records available for the last name Filan. For the veterans among your Filan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Filan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Filan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Filan in 1953 was 42, and 65 in 2004.

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