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Mohan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ‘descendant of Mochán’, a personal name from a diminutive of moch ‘early’, ‘timely’. In Connacht this name was changed to Mahon; it is also found translated into English as Early. It has been used to represent the Norman habitational surname de Mohun. Indian (Panjab and southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit mohana ‘fascinating’, ‘infatuating’, an epithet of the god Krishna. In the Panjab, it is a Brahman name based on the name of a clan in the Mohyal subgroup of Saraswat Brahmans; it probably evolved from an ancestral personal name. In the southern states this is only found as a male given name; it has also come to be used as a family name in the U.S. among familes from South India.

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


Similar surnames: Moran, Mahan, Rohan, Cohan, Monahan, Moon, Toran, Mogan, Bohan, Mehan

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Where is the Mohan family from?

You can see how Mohan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mohan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mohan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Mohan families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Mohan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mohan families in 1840.
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What did your Mohan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mohan. 17% of Mohan men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Mohan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mohan were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mohan. For the veterans among your Mohan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mohan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mohan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Mohan in 1944 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

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