History of your Surname
Get access to Lana family records.Start a free trial

Lana Family History

Lana Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from lana ‘wool’, probably a metonymic occupational name for a wool merchant. Polish: derivative of Lan.

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


Similar surnames: Lona, Rana, Lanza, Landa, Lada, Dana, Lan, Lang, Lama, Lala

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Lana family from?

You can see how Lana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lana family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lana families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Lana families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Lana's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Lana families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lana. 29% of Lana men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Lana women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lana were Salesman and Housework.

View Census data for Lana | Data not to scale

*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
    29%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Lana family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Lana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lana census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Lana

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lana. 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.

View all Lana immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Lana. For the veterans among your Lana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Lana military records

You've only scratched the surface of Lana family history.

Discover More

What is the average Lana lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Lana in 1956 was 57, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lana

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Lana family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial