Lan Name Meaning

Chinese : from a place named Lan-tian (meaning ‘blue field’) in Guangdong province. Polish (Lan): perhaps from the vocabulary word lan ‘plowland’, ‘soil’. Polish (Lan): alternatively, perhaps a nickname from a derivative of lania ‘hind’, ‘doe’.

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


Similar surnames: Han, Pan, Kan, Lin, Gan, Lang, Lam, Len, Lal, Lai

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Lan Family Origin

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Lan Family Occupations

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  • Coal Weigher

    17%
  • Farm Serv

    17%
  • Implement Maker

    17%
  • Mariners Wife

    17%

In 1881, the most common Lan occupation in the UK was Coal Weigher. 17% of Lan's were Coal Weighers. A less common occupation for the Lan family was Mariners Wife. Coal Weigher, Farm Serv and Implement Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lan.

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Lan Historical Records

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Lan Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, Lan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lan in 1966 was 76, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lan

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