Palan Family History

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Palan Name Meaning

Indian: variant of Balan in Tamil Nadu.

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

Similar surnames: Balan, Alan, Pavan, Palas, Palen, Pall, Payan, Polan, Colan, Papen

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Palan Family Origin

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Palan Family Occupations

What did your Palan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Palan. A less common occupation for the Palan family was Clerk In Store. The most common Palan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Palan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk In Store


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

Palan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Palan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palan 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 543 immigration records available for the last name Palan. 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 294 military records available for the last name Palan. For the veterans among your Palan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Palan Life Expectancy

What is the average Palan lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Palan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Palan in 1959 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Palan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Palan 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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