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Sagan Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish sagan ‘kettle’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of pots and pans or a nickname from the same word in a less clear application. Czech and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Sagan (Czech Zaháň) a place in Lower Silesia. Slovak: probably a habitational name from a place formerly called Sag today Šahy in South Slovakia. It may also be of Polish origin (see 1 above). French (southeastern): nickname for a loud or noisy man from a dialect word meaning ‘noisy’.

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


Similar surnames: Bagan, Taran, Dagan, Saban, Organ, Kagan, Cagan, Hagan, Fagan, Sava

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Where is the Sagan family from?

You can see how Sagan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sagan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sagan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sagan family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Sagan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sagan families in 1840.
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What did your Sagan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sagan. 36% of Sagan men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Sagan women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sagan were Machinist and Secretary. .

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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
    36%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Miner
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
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What is the average Sagan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sagan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sagan in 1958 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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