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Ivan Family History

Ivan Surname Meaning

Romanian and Czech; Slovak (also Iván); Hungarian (Iván): from the personal name Ivan Slavic form of Latin Joannes English John . In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of a Slavic patronymic derived from the personal name Ivan e.g. Croatian and Serbian Ivanović (see Ivanovic ) Slovak and Slovenian Ivanič (see Ivanic ) Slovenian Ivanc (see Ivans ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Van, Evan, Iwan, Stan, Bean, Oran, Milan, Iman, Vano, Ida

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Where is the Ivan family from?

You can see how Ivan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ivan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ivan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Ivan families living in Berkshire. This was about 16% of all the recorded Ivan's in United Kingdom. Berkshire and 1 other county had the highest population of Ivan families in 1891.
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What did your Ivan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ivan. 100% of Ivan 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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There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Ivan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ivan 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ivan. 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 Ivan. For the veterans among your Ivan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ivan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ivan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ivan in 1944 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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