Nan Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Nan Family Origin

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Nan Family Occupations

What did your Nan ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Annuitant

    50%
  • Genl Merchant

    50%

In 1881, the most common Nan occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 50% of Nan's were Annuitants. Annuitant and Genl Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Nan.

Source: Census data for Nan | Data not to scale

Nan Historical Records

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Nan Life Expectancy

What is the average Nan lifespan?

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Nan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Nan in 1952 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nan

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