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Stan Family History

Stan Name Meaning

Romanian: from a short form of a Slavic compound personal name based on the element stan ‘become stay’ e.g. Stanislav or Stanimir.

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

Similar surnames: Stano, Stas, Swan, Stanke, Ulan, Shan, Tan, Ban, Oran, Stine

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Where is the Stan family from?

You can see how Stan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 34 Stan families living in Yorkshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Stan's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Stan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Stan. 80% of Stan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Shop Assistant
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Stan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stan. 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 Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Stan. For the veterans among your Stan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stan lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Stan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Stan in 1960 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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