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Synan Family History

Synan Name Meaning

Irish (County Cork): according to Woulfe, a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sionáin, a variant of Ó Seanáin (see Shannon).

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


Similar surnames: Tynan, Finan, Syron, Sloan, Ronan, Dynan, Shan, Honan, Nyhan, Shean

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Where is the Synan family from?

You can see how Synan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Synan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Synan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 22 Synan families living in Lancashire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Synan's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Synan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Synan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Synan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Synan. 80% of Synan 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
    80%
  • Private Means
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Synan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Synan 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 632 immigration records available for the last name Synan. 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 305 military records available for the last name Synan. For the veterans among your Synan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Synan lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Synan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Synan in 1961 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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