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Anania Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Greek (Ananias): from the personal name Anania, Greek Ananias, from Hebrew Hananyah, ‘answered by the Lord’. This was the name of a character mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 5), who was struck dead for lying. Despite this, it was a popular name among early Christians and was borne by several saints venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church. As a Greek name it may be a shortened form of the patronymic Ananiadis.

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


Similar surnames: Hanania, Nania, Anand, Annis, Sani, Anna, Nanna, Anaya, Lagana, Zanni

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Where is the Anania family from?

You can see how Anania families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anania family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Anania families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Anania families living in California. This was about 13% of all the recorded Anania's in the USA. California and 2 other states had the highest population of Anania families in 1920.
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What did your Anania ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Anania. 24% of Anania men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Anania women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anania were Bricklayer and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Tailor
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 891 immigration records available for the last name Anania. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 516 military records available for the last name Anania. For the veterans among your Anania ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anania lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Anania life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Anania in 1940 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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