Mohan Family History

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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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Mohan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mohan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mohan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    28%

  • England & Wales

    22%

  • Southern Asia

    15%

  • Western & Central India

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

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Mohan Family Origin

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Mohan Family Occupations

What did your Mohan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mohan. The most common Mohan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Mohan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mohan family was Miner.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Miner

    3%

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Mohan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Mohan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mohan 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mohan. 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 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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Mohan Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mohan 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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