Coan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCoan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Comhdhain or Mac Comhghain ‘son of Comhdhan’, a personal name of unexplained meaning. Possibly an altered spelling of Jewish Cohen or German and Jewish Kohn.

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


Similar surnames: Cohan, Coon, Corn, Cogan, Govan, Carn, Moan, Roan, Coen, Coln

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Coan Family Origin

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Coan Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Boot Maker

    6%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Shoe Maker

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Coan family was Shoe Maker. The most common Coan occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Coan's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Boot Maker and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coan.

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Coan Historical Records

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Coan Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Coan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Coan in 1941 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coan

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