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Carlan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin (see Carlin).

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

Similar surnames: Carlin, Carland, Carolan, Callan, Corgan, Harlan, Cahalan, Scallan

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Where is the Carlan family from?

You can see how Carlan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carlan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Carlan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 19 Carlan families living in Yorkshire. This was about 22% of all the recorded Carlan's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Carlan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carlan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carlan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Carlan. 100% of Carlan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Carlan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carlan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Carlan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 885 military records available for the last name Carlan. For the veterans among your Carlan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carlan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Carlan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Carlan in 1945 was 70, and 77 in 2004.

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