Magnan Family History

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Magnan Name Meaning

French: occupational name for a traveling tinker or locksmith, Old French ma(i)gna(i)n, literally ‘worker’, from a Late Latin derivative of machina ‘work’, ‘trade’, earlier ‘contrivance’, ‘device’. This term also means ‘silkworm’, and the surname may also be an occupational name or nickname in this sense. Northern Italian: variant of Magnani.

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

Similar surnames: Magnano, Magnin, Magnon, Wagnon, Pagan, Malan, Mannan, Magan, Manas

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Magnan Family Origin

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Magnan Family Occupations

What did your Magnan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Barber and Foreman In Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Magnan. The most common Magnan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 36% of Magnan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Magnan family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Foreman In Mill

  • Keeping House


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Magnan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Magnan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Magnan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Magnan. 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 Magnan. For the veterans among your Magnan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Magnan Life Expectancy

What is the average Magnan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Magnan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Magnan in 1956 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Magnan 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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