Susan Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the female personal name Susanna, Susanne (Middle English), Susanna (Dutch), from Hebrew Shushannah ‘lily’, ‘lily of the valley’. Southern French: from Occitan susan ‘above’, ‘higher’, hence a topographic name for someone living at the top end of a village or on the side of a valley. Jewish (Sephardic): from the male personal name Susan, a derivative of Arabic susan ‘lily’.

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

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Susan Family Origin

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Susan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Agent For Machinery

    6%
  • Barber

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Agent For Machinery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Susan. The most common Susan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Susan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Susan family was Barber.

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Susan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Susan in 1963 was 70, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Susan

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