Arana Name Meaning

Basque: topographic name from aran ‘valley’ + the Basque definite article -a. The name in the U.S. may have absorbed some instances of Araña, from Spanish araña ‘spider’, a nickname for a weaver or for an industrious or opportunistic person.

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

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Arana Family Origin

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Arana Family Occupations

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  • Barber

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Hostler

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

In 1880, the most common Arana occupation in the USA was Barber. 13% of Arana's were Barbers. Barber, Farmer and Hostler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Arana. A less common occupation for the Arana family was Keeping House.

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Arana Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Arana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Arana in 1956 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arana

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