Arena Family History

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Arena Name Meaning

Italian (southern) and Spanish: habitational name from any of numerous places named with arena ‘sand’, ‘sandy place’, also ‘arena’, ‘(bull) ring’.

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


Similar surnames: Arenas, Avena, Urena, Brenna, Arata, Arola, Araya, Armenta, Arana

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Arena Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Arena name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Arena. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy

    37%

  • England & Wales

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • France

    5%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

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Arena Family Origin

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Arena Family Occupations

What did your Arena ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Arena. The most common Arena occupation in the USA was Laborer. 60% of Arena's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Arena family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Laborer

    60%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Cigar Maker

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Arena ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Arena Historical Records

What Arena family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Arena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arena census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Arena. 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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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Arena. For the veterans among your Arena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arena Life Expectancy

What is the average Arena lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Arena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Arena in 1942 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Arena ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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