Onan Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Ogan, Honan, Olan, Yonan, Oman, Canan, Ronan, Shan, Vogan, Oren

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Onan Family Origin

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Onan Family Occupations

What did your Onan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Onan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 68% of Onan's were Farmers. 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.

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  • Farmer

    68%
  • Farming

    13%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Justice Of The Peace

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Onan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Onan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Onan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Onan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Onan

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Onan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Onan. For the veterans among your Onan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Onan Life Expectancy

What is the average Onan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Onan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Onan 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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