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Trahan Name Meaning

Altered or variant form of French Trahand, a metonymic occupational name for a silkworker who drew out the thread from the cocoons, from a derivative of traire ‘to draw or stretch’. It has been ‘translated’ into English as Strong.

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


Similar surnames: Train, Tahan, Teahan, Crahan, Trojan, Mahan, Truman, Braham, Gahan

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Trahan Family Origin

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Trahan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    58%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trahan. The most common Trahan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Trahan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trahan family was Carpenter.

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Trahan Historical Records

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Trahan Life Expectancy

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