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Sultan Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic sul?tan ‘ruler’. This was the title of rulers in many parts of the Muslim world, including the monarch of the Ottoman Empire. English: see Soden. Spanish (Sultán), Polish (Sultan): nickname for someone who behaved in an outlandish or autocratic manner, from Arabic sul?tan ‘sultan’.

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

Similar surnames: Sultana, Susan, Soltani, Selman, Julian, Ulan, Sullen, Sulton, Stan

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Sultan Family Origin

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Sultan Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Sultan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Sultan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sultan family was Dealer In Oil. Farmer, Laborer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sultan.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner

  • Dealer In Oil


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Sultan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sultan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sultan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sultan. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sultan. For the veterans among your Sultan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sultan Life Expectancy

What is the average Sultan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sultan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sultan in 1954 was 53, and 65 in 2004.

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