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Scanlon Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scannláin, ‘descendant of Scannlán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of Scannal (see Scannell).

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


Similar surnames: Scallan, Shannon, Cannon, Hanlon, Shanley, Scanio, Conlon, Connon

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Scanlon Family Origin

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Scanlon Family Occupations

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

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Charwoman

    3%
  • Hawker

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, the most common Scanlon occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Scanlon's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Scanlon family was Coal Miner. Labourer, Charwoman and Hawker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scanlon.

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Scanlon Historical Records

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Scanlon Life Expectancy

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