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Mian Name Meaning

Muslim: from a title of respect, Urdu mian ‘sir’ (from Persian miyan ‘between’), used to address an older man. In Bangladesh this is common as a suffix added to the name of a respected person, especially a senior member of a village community.

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

Similar surnames: Miah, Miao, Man, Min, Qian, Miano, Lian, Jian, Maia, Bean

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Where is the Mian family from?

You can see how Mian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mian family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mian families were found in USA in 1920, and Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 5 Mian families living in New York. This was about 83% of all the recorded Mian's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mian families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mian surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mian. 17% of Mian men worked as a Truck Driver and 100% of Mian women worked as a Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Truck Driver
  • Worker Masaie
  • Farmer
  • Tile Setter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mian census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mian. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Mian. For the veterans among your Mian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mian lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2004, in the United States, Mian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Mian in 1972 was 58, and 79 in 2004.

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