Khan Family History

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Khan Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name or status name based on Turkish khan ‘ruler’, ‘nobleman’. This was originally a hereditary title among Tartar and Mongolian tribesmen (in particular Genghis Khan, 1162–1227), but is now very widely used throughout the Muslim world as a personal name. In Iran and parts of the Indian subcontinent it is used as an honorific title after a person’s name.

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

Similar surnames: Han, Shan, Kan, Hahn, Bean, Kwon, Oran, Kano, Ahn, Kuhn

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Khan Family Origin

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Khan Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Khan. 30% of Khan men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Asp Cutter

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Khan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Khan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Khan 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Khan. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Khan. For the veterans among your Khan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Khan Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Khan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Khan in 1951 was 45, and 61 in 2004.

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