Wan Name Meaning

Chinese : from a place name, Wan City, that existed during the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc) in Shaanxi province. Descendants of a marquise who was granted the territory adopted the city name as their surname. Chinese : variant of Wen 1. Chinese : variant of Yin 1. Dutch: occupational name for a maker or seller of winnowing fans, from Latin vannus. Scottish: variant of Wann.

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


Similar surnames: Yan, Man, Pan, Han, Wang, Kan, Fan, Tan, Wen, Gan

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Wan Family Origin

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Wan Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wan family was Gardener. Agric Lab Cottager Of 3 1/2 Acres, Corn Merchant and Costermonger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wan. The most common Wan occupation in the UK was Agric Lab Cottager Of 3 1/2 Acres. 20% of Wan's were Agric Lab Cottager Of 3 1/2 Acress.

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  • Agric Lab Cottager Of 3 1/2 Acres

    20%
  • Corn Merchant

    20%
  • Costermonger

    20%
  • Gardener

    20%

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Wan Historical Records

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Wan Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, Wan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Wan in 1962 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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