Quan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cúáin ‘descendant of Cúán’ (see Coyne). Chinese : from a word that means ‘coin’. During the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) the coin official was an important functionary in charge of currency. Descendants of a coin official adopted the character as their surname. However, another character, , meaning ‘all’, pronounced identically, came to be used more often as a surname. Chinese : from the state of Quan, which existed during the Shang dynasty (1766–1122 bc). The name of the state is identical to a word meaning ‘power’. The Shang king Wu Ding granted the state to his grandson, whose descendants adopted Quan as their surname.

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

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Quan Family Origin

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Quan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Works In Forge

    7%
  • Bookkeeper

    3%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Works In Forge were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Quan. A less common occupation for the Quan family was Bookkeeper. The most common Quan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Quan's were Laborers.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Quan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Quan in 1954 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Quan

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