History of your Surname
Get access to Nannen family records.Start a free trial

Nannen Family History

Nannen Name Meaning

North German and Frisian: patronymic form from a short form of a personal name ending with -nand, such as Gernand, Signand, or Wignand. Compare Nann).

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


Similar surnames: Hannen, Tannen, Annen, Dannen, Mannen, Dennen, Ennen, Jansen, Nanney

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Nannen family from?

You can see how Nannen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nannen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nannen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Nannen families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Nannen's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Nannen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nannen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nannen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nannen. 64% of Nannen men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Nannen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nannen were Salesman and Servant.

View Census data for Nannen | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    64%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Servant
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Nannen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 822 census records available for the last name Nannen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nannen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Nannen

Passenger Lists

There are 200 immigration records available for the last name Nannen. 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.

View all Nannen immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 127 military records available for the last name Nannen. For the veterans among your Nannen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Nannen military records

You've only scratched the surface of Nannen family history.

Discover More

What is the average Nannen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nannen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Nannen in 1963 was 89, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nannen

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Nannen family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial