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Kazanjian Family History

Kazanjian Name Meaning

Armenian: patronymic from Turkish kazanci, an occupational name for a maker or seller of cauldrons or kettles, from kazan ‘cauldron’, ‘kettle’.

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


Similar surnames: Kazan, Kalajian, Basmajian, Abajian, Kazarian, Azarian, Boyajian

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Where is the Kazanjian family from?

You can see how Kazanjian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kazanjian family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kazanjian families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Kazanjian families living in Massachusetts. This was about 29% of all the recorded Kazanjian's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Kazanjian families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kazanjian surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kazanjian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kazanjian. 19% of Kazanjian men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Kazanjian women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kazanjian were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Proprietor
    15%
  • Tailor
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kazanjian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kazanjian 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 848 immigration records available for the last name Kazanjian. 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 433 military records available for the last name Kazanjian. For the veterans among your Kazanjian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kazanjian lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kazanjian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kazanjian in 1954 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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