Lana Family History

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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

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Lana Family Origin

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Lana Family Occupations

What did your Lana ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lana family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lana. The most common Lana occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Lana's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Lana Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Lana Life Expectancy

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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lana 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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