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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Decan

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  1. (Egyptology, astrology) One of a collection of 36 small constellations or zodiacal subdivisions that appear heliacally at intervals of 10 days or are separated by approximately 10 degrees.

decan was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto

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Popularity of Decan as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Decan U.S.
  White 68.75% 64.26%
  African American 17.86% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Decan

People with the last name Decan are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Decan

  • How Popular is the name Decan? Decan is the 79,457th most popular name of all time. As a last name Decan was the 147,253rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Decan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6 babies born with the first name Decan in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Decan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2006 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Decan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Decan is Wednesday, February 9th, 1910.
  • What year had the most people named Decan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Decan was in 2006 with a total of 6 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Decan: Your name in reverse order is Naced. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aendc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Decan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 112 people with the last name Decan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Decan? Decan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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Past life for Decan born Jan 11, 2012

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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