Mahan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macháin ‘descendant of Machán’, which Woulfe suggests is a variant of Mochán, a diminutive of moch ‘early’, itself a short form of a name formed with this element, of which there are several, and a variant of Mohan of Kilmacduagh in County Galway.

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


Similar surnames: Mohan, Mahon, Gahan, Monahan, Cavan, Cahan, Mcgahan, Maran, Mehan

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Mahan Family Origin

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Mahan Family Occupations

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  • General Laborer

    11%
  • Stone Mason

    11%
  • Formerly Wife Of Agricultur Engineer

    6%
  • Lab

    6%

In 1881, General Laborer, Stone Mason and Formerly Wife Of Agricultur Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mahan. The most common Mahan occupation in the UK was General Laborer. 11% of Mahan's were General Laborers. A less common occupation for the Mahan family was Lab.

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Mahan Historical Records

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Mahan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Mahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mahan in 1941 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mahan

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