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Saran Family History

Saran Name Meaning

Indian (Punjab): Sikh name from Sanskrit šaraṇa ‘refuge sanctuary’ based on the name of a Jat tribe. Turkish: ornamental name or nickname derived from sarmak ‘to embrace’. Croatian (Šaran): from šaran ‘carp’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisherman or seller of these fish or a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish. Croatian (Šaran): possibly also a nickname from šaran ‘mottled gaily colored’. Slovak (Šaran): nickname from archaic šaran ‘boy youngster’. Compare Sharan .

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


Similar surnames: Sarin, Tara, Karan, Sagan, Safran, Sarah, Sarkar, Saha, Barman, Samad

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Where is the Saran family from?

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

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Saran. 43% of Saran men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Saran women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saran were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    12%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 648 immigration records available for the last name Saran. 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 249 military records available for the last name Saran. For the veterans among your Saran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saran lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Saran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Saran in 1964 was 40, and 85 in 2004.

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