Dewan Family History

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Dewan Name Meaning

Indian and Pakistani: status name for a treasurer or court official, from Arabic diwan ‘royal court’, ‘tribunal of justice’, or ‘treasury’. Under the Mughal administration in India the dewan was usually the highest official in a state.

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

Similar surnames: Devan, Neman, Dean, Lewan, Deman, Degan, Duan, Awan, Degen, Dewar

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Dewan Family Origin

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Dewan Family Occupations

What did your Dewan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dewan occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 8% of Dewan's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Dewan family was Formerly Wool Muden. Annuitant, Coachman (D) and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dewan.

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  • Annuitant

  • Coachman (D)

  • Coal Miner

  • Formerly Wool Muden


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Dewan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dewan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dewan 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 Dewan. 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 865 military records available for the last name Dewan. For the veterans among your Dewan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dewan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dewan lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Dewan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Dewan in 1958 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dewan 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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