Dinan Family History

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Dinan Name Meaning

Irish: (now mainly Counties Clare and Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daghnáin ‘descendant of Daghnán’, possibly a diminutive of dagh ‘good’. Irish: variant of Dineen. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Dinan, in Côtes-du-Nord, Brittany. In some cases, possibly an altered spelling of French Dinant, a habitational name from Dinant, a place in the Belgian province of Namur.

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

Similar surnames: Finan, Dunay, Dignan, Linan, Ronan, Dinn, Dynan, Deignan, Synan

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Dinan Family Origin

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Dinan Family Occupations

What did your Dinan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dinan occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 9% of Dinan's were Engine Fitters. Engine Fitter, Laborer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dinan. A less common occupation for the Dinan family was Beam Man.

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  • Engine Fitter

  • Laborer

  • Annuitant

  • Beam Man


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

Dinan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dinan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dinan 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 Dinan. 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 Dinan. For the veterans among your Dinan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dinan Life Expectancy

What is the average Dinan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dinan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dinan in 1945 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dinan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dinan 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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