Strachan Family History

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Strachan Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Banchory, Kincardineshire, which is first recorded in 1153 in the form Strateyhan, and is perhaps named from Gaelic srath ‘valley’ + eachain, genitive case of eachan ‘foal’. The pronunciation is traditionally ‘Strawn’.

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

Similar surnames: Stratton, Stranahan, Strahan, Trahan, Morahan, Stroman, Tracht

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Strachan Family Origin

Where is the Strachan family from?

Strachan Family Occupations

What did your Strachan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Strachan occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 5% of Strachan's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Strachan. A less common occupation for the Strachan family was Labourer.

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  • Fisherman

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Strachan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Strachan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Strachan 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Strachan. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Strachan. For the veterans among your Strachan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Strachan Life Expectancy

What is the average Strachan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Strachan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Strachan in 1954 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Strachan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Strachan 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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