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Safran Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Hungarian (Sáfrán); Croatian and Slovenian (Šafran); Czech and Slovak (Šafran and Šafrán): from Middle High German saffrān German Safran Hungarian sáfrány Slavic šafran (standard Slovenian is žafran; see below) ‘saffron’ a bright yellow spice and colorant derived from the stigmas of a crocus hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer or a nickname for someone with reddish-yellow hair. The word is ultimately derived from Arabic zaʿfarān. The Jewish name is mainly artificial. Americanized form of Polish Szafran and Slovenian Žafran: from Polish szafran Slovenian žafran ‘saffron’ words of the same ultimately Arabic origin as above.

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


Similar surnames: Szafran, Shafran, Sagan, Safian, Saffran, Baran, Taran, Safar, Salman

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Where is the Safran family from?

You can see how Safran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Safran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Safran families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 24 Safran families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Safran's in USA. New York had the highest population of Safran families in 1920.
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What did your Safran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Safran. 20% of Safran men worked as a Salesman and 40% of Safran women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Safran were Proprietor and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Press Operator
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 489 military records available for the last name Safran. For the veterans among your Safran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Safran lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Safran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Safran in 1957 was 38, and 62 in 2004.

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