Gean Name Meaning

Most probably a reduced Anglecized form of Irish Ó Géibhinn, itself a reduced form of Ó Géibheannaigh, from géibheannach ‘fettered’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized spelling of German Gien, which is from a short form of Heinrich.

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


Similar surnames: Genn, Lean, Geen, Ghan, Bean, Ginn, Hearn, Wean, Gear, Goan

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Gean Family Origin

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Gean Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayer

    100%

In 1881, the most common Gean occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 100% of Gean's were Bricklayers.

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Between 1963 and 2004, Gean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gean in 1963 was 68, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gean

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