Lathan Family History

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Lathan Name Meaning

English (mainly northeastern counties): variant of Latham.

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

Similar surnames: Latham, Lathem, Atha, Lathe, Litman, Latson, Nathan, Lattin, Lanham

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Lathan Family Origin

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Lathan Family Occupations

What did your Lathan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lathan family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lathan. The most common Lathan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Lathan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lathan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lathan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Lathan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lathan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lathan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lathan. For the veterans among your Lathan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lathan Life Expectancy

What is the average Lathan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Lathan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lathan in 1942 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lathan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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