Whan Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McWhan, a variant of McQueen, an Americanized form of Mac Shuibhne ‘son of Suibhne’ (see Sweeney).

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


Similar surnames: Shan, Wean, Ghan, Han, Shaw, Coan, Gean, Wan, Wham, Ban

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Whan Family Origin

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Whan Family Occupations

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  • Coachman

    14%
  • Agl Labourer

    7%
  • Agr Labs Widow

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

In 1881, the most common Whan occupation in the UK was Coachman. 14% of Whan's were Coachmans. Coachman, Agl Labourer and Agr Labs Widow were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whan. A less common occupation for the Whan family was Blacksmith.

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Whan Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Whan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Whan in 1951 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Whan

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