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

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  • Engine Fitter

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Beam Man

    5%

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

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dinan

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