Mahan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macháin ‘descendant of Machán’, which Woulfe suggests is a variant of Mochán, a diminutive of moch ‘early’, itself a short form of a name formed with this element, of which there are several, and a variant of Mohan of Kilmacduagh in County Galway.

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

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Mahan Family Origin

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Mahan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Mahan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Mahan's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mahan. A less common occupation for the Mahan family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Mahan | Data not to scale

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Mahan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Mahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mahan in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mahan

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