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Rana Family History

Rana Name Meaning
Indian (Gujarat, Bombay city, and Rajasthan): Hindu and Parsi name meaning ‘king’ in modern Indian languages. Rana does not have a Sanskrit equivalent; it is probably a back-formation from ra?ni ‘queen’ (Sanskrit rajñi, based on the analogy that nouns ending in -i and denoting females usually have masculine counterparts ending in -a). The name Rana was used as a title by some Rajput kings. As a surname, it is now found among Rajputs as well as several other communities. It is cognate with the name Rane, which occurs in Maharashtra and Goa.Spanish and Italian: from rana ‘frog’, hence a nickname, perhaps for someone with bulging eyes.Galician (Raña): habitational name from a place so called in the province of A Coruña.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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859 Military Records
1,198 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Rana Families

  • Number of Rana families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rana families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rana Family Origin

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Rana Immigration Information

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Rana Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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