Balan Family History

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Balan Name Meaning

Spanish (Mexico): unexplained. Variant of French Baland, Balland, possibly a nickname from balland ‘dancer’. Czech (Balán): from a reduced and altered form of the personal name Baltazar. Romanian: descriptive nickname from Romanian balan ‘blond’. Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit bala ‘child’ + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Bala, Balas, Belan, Bean, Balay, Kalan, Balon, Bazan, Palan, Blan

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Balan Family Origin

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Balan Family Occupations

What did your Balan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bargeman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Balan. 50% of Balan men worked as a Bargeman and 50% of Balan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Balan were Professional Footballer and Waste Cotton Sorter

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bargeman
    50%
  • Professional Footballer
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Cotton Weaver Retired
    25%
  • Waste Cotton Sorter
    25%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Balan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Balan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balan 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 Balan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Balan. For the veterans among your Balan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balan Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Balan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Balan in 1964 was 75, and 87 in 2004.

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