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Nann Family History

Nann Name Meaning

Probably a shortened form of German Nanne, from an old nursery name. North German and Frisian: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on nanthjan ‘to dare’.

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


Similar surnames: Nonn, Mann, Wann, Gann, Nunn, Hann, Dann, Lann, Kann, Bann

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Where is the Nann family from?

You can see how Nann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nann families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Nann family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Nann's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Nann families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nann. 23% of Nann men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Nann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nann were Clerk and Cook.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Cook
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Nann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nann 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 952 immigration records available for the last name Nann. 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 378 military records available for the last name Nann. For the veterans among your Nann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nann lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Nann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Nann in 1962 was 62, and 81 in 2004.

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