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Retana Family History

Retana Name Meaning
Spanish: Castilianized variant of Basque Erretana, a habitational name from Erretana in Araba, Basque Country.

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

19,547 Historical Documents with Retana on Ancestry.com
17,055 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
93 Military Records
562 Immigration Records
870 Census and Voter Lists
967 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Retana Families

  • Number of Retana families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Retana last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Retana census records

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Retana Family Origin

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Retana Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Retana

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Retana Family Occupations

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Military Service by Retana

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