Onan Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Oonan, itself a variant of Honeen (see Honan 2).

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

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Onan Family Origin

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Onan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    68%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Justice Of The Peace

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Onan. A less common occupation for the Onan family was Justice Of The Peace. The most common Onan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 68% of Onan's were Farmers.

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Onan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Onan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Onan in 1945 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Onan

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