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TEXAN. The term Texan is generally used to apply to a citizen of the state of Texas. The official date of the entry of Texan into English (1860) is late, its de facto use approximating the advent of statehood. See also TEXIAN.

Herbert Fletcher


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Herbert Fletcher, "TEXAN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.