Lan Name Meaning

Chinese : from a place named Lan-tian (meaning ‘blue field’) in Guangdong province. Polish (Lan): perhaps from the vocabulary word lan ‘plowland’, ‘soil’. Polish (Lan): alternatively, perhaps a nickname from a derivative of lania ‘hind’, ‘doe’.

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


Similar surnames: Han, Pan, Kan, Lin, Gan, Lang, Lam, Len, Lal, Lai

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Lan Family Origin

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Lan Family Occupations

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In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lan. The most common Lan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Lan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Lan family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Lan Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Lan Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Lan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lan in 1966 was 76, and 88 in 2004.

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