Filan Family History

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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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Filan Family Origin

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Filan Family Occupations

What did your Filan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Filan family was Hatter. The most common Filan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Filan's were Laborers. Laborer, Assigned Priest and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Filan.

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  • Laborer

  • Assigned Priest

  • Farmer

  • Hatter


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

Filan Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Filan Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Filan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Filan 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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