Magan Family History

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Magan Name Meaning

Spanish (Magán): habitational name from Magán, a village in Toledo province. German: from Old High German magan ‘strength’.

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

Similar surnames: Pagan, Magana, Magin, Madan, Mangan, Bagan, Maga, Sagan, Magnan, Maia

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Magan Family Origin

Where is the Magan family from?

Magan Family Occupations

What did your Magan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Magan occupation in the UK was Iron Ore Miner. 11% of Magan's were Iron Ore Miners. A less common occupation for the Magan family was Annuitant. Iron Ore Miner, Labourer and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magan.

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  • Iron Ore Miner

  • Labourer

  • Stone Mason

  • Annuitant


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

Magan Historical Records

What Magan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Magan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Magan. 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 Magan. For the veterans among your Magan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Magan Life Expectancy

What is the average Magan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Magan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Magan in 1941 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Magan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magan 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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