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Nathan Name Meaning

Jewish, English, and German: from the Biblical Hebrew personal name Natan ‘given’ (i.e. by God). Sometimes this is also a Jewish short form of Jonathan or Nathaniel. The personal name was comparatively rare among non-Jews in the Middle Ages (although always common among Jews); as a modern surname it is most frequently Jewish.

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

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Nathan Family Origin

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Nathan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    11%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Merchant

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nathan family was Merchant. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nathan. The most common Nathan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Nathan's were Farmers.

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Nathan Life Expectancy

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Famous Nathan Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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