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Hanavan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Hanafin or alternatively of the cognate Hannavan a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Hainbheáin occurring chiefly in County Monaghan.

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


Similar surnames: Hanahan, Canavan, Banahan, Manahan, Hanrahan, Hanafin, Shanahan

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Where is the Hanavan family from?

You can see how Hanavan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanavan family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hanavan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Hanavan families living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Hanavan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hanavan families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanavan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanavan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hanavan. 32% of Hanavan men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Hanavan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanavan were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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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
    32%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Lawyer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Retired
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hanavan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanavan 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 196 immigration records available for the last name Hanavan. 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 528 military records available for the last name Hanavan. For the veterans among your Hanavan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanavan lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hanavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Hanavan in 1940 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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