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Magnan Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a traveling tinker or locksmith, Old French ma(i)gna(i)n, literally ‘worker’, from a Late Latin derivative of machina ‘work’, ‘trade’, earlier ‘contrivance’, ‘device’. This term also means ‘silkworm’, and the surname may also be an occupational name or nickname in this sense. Northern Italian: variant of Magnani.

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


Similar surnames: Magnano, Magnin, Magnon, Wagnon, Pagan, Malan, Mannan, Magan, Manas

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Magnan Family Origin

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Magnan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    36%
  • Barber

    9%
  • Foreman In Mill

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

In 1880, the most common Magnan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 36% of Magnan's were Laborers. Laborer, Barber and Foreman In Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magnan. A less common occupation for the Magnan family was Keeping House.

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Magnan Life Expectancy

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