Ivan Family History

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Ivan Name Meaning

Romanian, Hungarian (Iván), and Slovak: from the personal name Ivan, eastern Slavic form of John. It may also be a shortened form of a Slovenian or Croatian patronymic derived from the personal name Ivan (i.e. Slovenian Ivanc, Ivancic, or Ivanjko; Croatian Ivancic, Ivanic, Ivancevic).

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

Similar surnames: Van, Evan, Iwan, Stan, Bean, Oran, Milan, Iman, Vano, Ida

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Ivan Family Origin

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Ivan Family Occupations

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In 1880, Gardner, Gilder and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ivan. A less common occupation for the Ivan family was Tin Smith. The most common Ivan occupation in the USA was Gardner. 17% of Ivan's were Gardners.

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  • Gardner

  • Gilder

  • Keeping House

  • Tin Smith


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Ivan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Ivan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ivan 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ivan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ivan. For the veterans among your Ivan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ivan Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ivan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ivan in 1944 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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