Khan Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name or status name based on Turkish khan ‘ruler’, ‘nobleman’. This was originally a hereditary title among Tartar and Mongolian tribesmen (in particular Genghis Khan, 1162–1227), but is now very widely used throughout the Muslim world as a personal name. In Iran and parts of the Indian subcontinent it is used as an honorific title after a person’s name.

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


Similar surnames: Han, Shan, Kan, Hahn, Bean, Kwon, Oran, Kano, Ahn, Kuhn

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Khan Family Origin

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Khan Family Occupations

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  • Charwoman

    33%
  • Merchant

    33%
  • Minister Of Persia

    33%

In 1881, Charwoman and Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Khan. A less common occupation for the Khan family was Minister Of Persia. The most common Khan occupation in the UK was Charwoman. 33% of Khan's were Charwomans.

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Between 1951 and 2004, Khan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Khan in 1951 was 45, and 61 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Khan

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