Like many surnames, the name Jahan is taken from a personal name
common in the era when surnames began to be used. Johannes is the Germanic form of John, which comes from the Hebrew
name "Yochanan," meaning "Jehovah has favored me with a son" and which became a very popular personal name in Europe because of two saints by the name, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist.
Early Origins of the Jahan family
The surname Jahan was first found in Germany
, where the name Jahan came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Early History of the Jahan family
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Jahan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Johan, Johanns, Johannes, Johanes, Johann and others.
Early Notables of the Jahan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Jahan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Jahan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Jahan, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1806 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)