Kwan Family History

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Kwan Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Guan 1. Chinese : variant of Guan 2. Korean: variant of Kwon.

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

Similar surnames: Kwon, Kuan, Wan, Kan, Kean, Kwak, Ban, Shan, Kain, Ewan

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Kwan Family Origin

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Kwan Family Occupations

What did your Kwan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kwan. 20% of Kwan men worked as a Waiter and 34% of Kwan women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kwan were Cook and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Waiter
  • Laborer
  • Partner
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kwan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kwan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kwan 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Kwan. 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 563 military records available for the last name Kwan. For the veterans among your Kwan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kwan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kwan lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kwan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Kwan in 1960 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kwan 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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