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Taran Family History

Taran Name Meaning

Ukrainian and Polish: nickname for a man of powerful build from taran ‘battering ram’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian: either a nickname from Ukrainian taran ‘pock’ or a metonymic occupational name from another meaning of the same word ‘tool used in a churn for butter making’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Baran, Tatar, Karan, Tarin, Tabak, Tara, Haran, Tahan, Taras, Kara

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Where is the Taran family from?

You can see how Taran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Taran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Taran families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Taran families living in London. This was about 69% of all the recorded Taran's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Taran families in 1891.
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What did your Taran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Taran. 38% of Taran men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Taran women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taran were Salesman and Warp Capitalist. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Warp Capitalist
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Taran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taran 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 731 immigration records available for the last name Taran. 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 302 military records available for the last name Taran. For the veterans among your Taran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Taran lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Taran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Taran in 1953 was 74, and 87 in 2004.

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