Tann Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, Middle High German tan. This was originally a distinct word from tanne ‘pine tree’, and denoted a forest of any kind. Inevitably, however, the two became confused, with the result that Tann now denotes only coniferous forests; it is a rather rare and literary word. English (East Anglia): variant of Tanner 1.

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


Similar surnames: Dann, Bann, Rann, Gann, Pann, Wann, Kann, Mann, Hain, Tonn

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Tann Family Origin

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Tann Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tann. A less common occupation for the Tann family was Labourer. The most common Tann occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Tann's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Tann Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, Tann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tann in 1954 was 29, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tann

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