Tann Family History

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Tann Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, Middle High German tan. This was originally a distinct word from tanne ‘pine tree’, and denoted a forest of any kind. Inevitably, however, the two became confused, with the result that Tann now denotes only coniferous forests; it is a rather rare and literary word. English (East Anglia): variant of Tanner 1.

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

Similar surnames: Dann, Bann, Rann, Gann, Pann, Wann, Kann, Mann, Hain, Tonn

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Tann Family Origin

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Tann Family Occupations

What did your Tann ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tann occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Tann's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tann. A less common occupation for the Tann family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Saloon Keeper

  • Blacksmith


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Tann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Tann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tann 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tann. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Tann. For the veterans among your Tann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tann Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tann in 1954 was 29, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tann 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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