A term denoting the holders of various different offices in various (usually Islamic) countries, usually some sort of councillor.
Etymology: Ultimately from دیوان.
Dewan (also known as diwan, sometimes spelled devan or divan) designated a powerful government official, minister, or ruler. A dewan was the head of a state institution of the same name (see Divan). Diwans belonged to the elite families in the history of Mughal and post-Mughal India and held high posts within the government.
The originally Persian title of dewan has, at various points in Islamic history, designated various differing though similar functions.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē-wan′, n. in India, a financial minister, the native steward of a business-house.—ns. Dewan′i, Dewan′ny, the office of dewan. [Hind.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dewan is ranked #20274 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Dewan surname appeared 1,312 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dewan.
47% or 617 total occurrences were White.
45.2% or 594 total occurrences were Asian.
4.4% or 58 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.9% or 26 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of Dewan in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Dewan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
After the news circulated in the market that their debt restructuring deal had failed, Dewan Cement Ltd and Dewan Farooque Motors Ltd continued to decline by 3.6 and 2.8 percent, respectively.
When people say you guys have such a perfect life, I want to scream and tell them no one’s perfect, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan admitted. I think there are such things as great fits. It is a great fit as long as you are growing together, and I think up until this point we’ve really grown together. Even if one starts to grow, the other catches up and vice versa. But I think a couple needs to be conscious and to want to do the work and be willing to look at the parts of you that need work. Both of us have been pretty aware and willing to do that.
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