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Pann Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German pann ‘pan’, ‘roof tile’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of either of these items. Altered spelling of German Pfann, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of pans, cognate with 1, from Middle High German pfanne, phanne ‘pan’, or a topographic name for someone living in low lying terrain, in a pan. Pfann sometimes denoted a salt panner.

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


Similar surnames: Pan, Kann, Pinn, Bann, Mann, Gann, Dann, Wann, Rann, Tann

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Where is the Pann family from?

You can see how Pann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pann families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Pann family living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Pann's in the USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Pann families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pann. 30% of Pann men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Pann women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pann were Lawyer and Housework.

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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
    30%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Lawyer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Typist
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 731 immigration records available for the last name Pann. 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 569 military records available for the last name Pann. For the veterans among your Pann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pann lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Pann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Pann in 1951 was 51, and 57 in 2004.

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