Shawan Family History

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Shawan Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Dhawan, Hasan, Haan, Hagan, Shahan, Shaban, Haran, Hanan, Thaman

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Shawan Family Origin

Where is the Shawan family from?

Shawan Family Occupations

What did your Shawan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shawan occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Shawan's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Photographer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shawan. A less common occupation for the Shawan family was Seamstress.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Photographer

  • Seamstress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shawan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shawan Historical Records

What Shawan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 490 census records available for the last name Shawan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shawan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shawan

Passenger List

There are 105 immigration records available for the last name Shawan. 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 Card

There are 90 military records available for the last name Shawan. For the veterans among your Shawan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shawan Life Expectancy

What is the average Shawan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Shawan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Shawan in 1962 was 66, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shawan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shawan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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