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Ranta Family History

Ranta Name Meaning
Finnish: topographic name from Finnish ranta ‘shore’, or an ornamental name from the same word. First recorded in the 16th century, it was noted as the most frequently adopted ornamental surname at the celebrations in honor of the Finnish statesman Snellman on May 12, 1906. It occurs most frequently in western and southern coastal regions of Finland. In America, Ranta may be a shortened form of various other names formed with this element, such as Hietaranta.

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

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1,182 Military Records
2,664 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Ranta Families

  • Number of Ranta families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ranta families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ranta last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ranta Family Origin

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Ranta Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ranta

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Ranta Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Ranta

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