Gavan Family History

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Gavan Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Gavin.

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

Similar surnames: Givan, Gagan, Agan, Cavan, Ravan, Haven, Daman, Pavan, Galvan, Gavin

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Gavan Family Origin

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Gavan Family Occupations

What did your Gavan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gavan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Gavan's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Cotton Operative were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gavan. A less common occupation for the Gavan family was Hawker.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Cotton Operative

  • Hawker


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

Gavan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Gavan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gavan 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 Gavan. 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 Gavan. For the veterans among your Gavan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gavan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gavan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Gavan in 1962 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gavan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gavan 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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