Trahan Family History

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Trahan Name Meaning

Altered or variant form of French Trahand, a metonymic occupational name for a silkworker who drew out the thread from the cocoons, from a derivative of traire ‘to draw or stretch’. It has been ‘translated’ into English as Strong.

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

Similar surnames: Train, Tahan, Teahan, Crahan, Trojan, Mahan, Truman, Braham, Gahan

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Trahan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Trahan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Trahan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Trahan Family Origin

Where is the Trahan family from?

Trahan Family Occupations

What did your Trahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Trahan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Trahan's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trahan. A less common occupation for the Trahan family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Trahan Historical Records

What Trahan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Trahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trahan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Trahan. 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 Trahan. For the veterans among your Trahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Trahan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Trahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Trahan in 1945 was 21, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trahan 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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