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Gean Name Meaning

Most probably a reduced Anglecized form of Irish Ó Géibhinn, itself a reduced form of Ó Géibheannaigh, from géibheannach ‘fettered’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized spelling of German Gien, which is from a short form of Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Genn, Lean, Geen, Ghan, Bean, Ginn, Hearn, Wean, Gear, Goan

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Where is the Gean family from?

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

What did your Gean ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gean. 20% of Gean men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Gean women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gean were Salesman and Laborer.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Nurse
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gean 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 725 immigration records available for the last name Gean. 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 779 military records available for the last name Gean. For the veterans among your Gean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gean lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gean in 1963 was 68, and 91 in 2004.

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