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Safian Family History

Safian Name Meaning

Polish: metonymic occupational name for someone who cured goatskins and made things out of them from Polish safian ‘kind of goatskin’.

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


Similar surnames: Safran, Szafran, Sagan, Satin, Damian, Sain, Shafran, Pabian, Sablan

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Where is the Safian family from?

You can see how Safian families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Safian family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Safian families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Safian families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Safian's in USA. New York had the highest population of Safian families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Safian surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Safian ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Safian. 43% of Safian men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    43%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Manager
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
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What Safian family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 685 census records available for the last name Safian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Safian census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 509 immigration records available for the last name Safian. 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 158 military records available for the last name Safian. For the veterans among your Safian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Safian lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Safian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Safian in 1953 was 70, and 84 in 2003.

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