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Dinan Family History

Dinan Name Meaning

Irish: (now mainly Counties Clare and Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daghnáin ‘descendant of Daghnán’, possibly a diminutive of dagh ‘good’. Irish: variant of Dineen. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Dinan, in Côtes-du-Nord, Brittany. In some cases, possibly an altered spelling of French Dinant, a habitational name from Dinant, a place in the Belgian province of Namur.

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


Similar surnames: Finan, Dunay, Dignan, Linan, Ronan, Dinn, Dynan, Deignan, Synan

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Where is the Dinan family from?

You can see how Dinan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dinan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dinan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Dinan families living in London. This was about 39% of all the recorded Dinan's in the UK. London had the highest population of Dinan families in 1891.
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What did your Dinan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Dinan. 90% of Dinan 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
    90%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Unpaid House Duties
    6%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dinan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dinan 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dinan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dinan. For the veterans among your Dinan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dinan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Dinan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Dinan in 1945 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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