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Eatan Family History

Eatan Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Eaton, Eagan, Eatman, Hata, Tan, Easton, Seaton, Elton, Kazan, Fagan

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Where is the Eatan family from?

You can see how Eatan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eatan family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Eatan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Eatan family living in Norfolk. This was 100% of all the recorded Eatan's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Eatan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Eatan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Eatan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Eatan. 50% of Eatan men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Eatan women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eatan were Merchant and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Merchant
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 634 census records available for the last name Eatan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eatan 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 48 immigration records available for the last name Eatan. 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 111 military records available for the last name Eatan. For the veterans among your Eatan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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