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Magana Name Meaning

Spanish (Magaña): habitational name from either of the villages named Magaña in Soria and Córdoba provinces.

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

Similar surnames: Magan, Malara, Majano, Macina, Magin, Ragona, Sagona, Lagana, Mangano

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Where is the Magana family from?

You can see how Magana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Magana family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Magana families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Magana family living in North Carolina. This was about 50% of all the recorded Magana's in USA. North Carolina and 1 other state had the highest population of Magana families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Magana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Magana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Magana. 52% of Magana men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Magana women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Magana were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Magana. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Magana. For the veterans among your Magana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Magana lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Magana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Magana in 1946 was 40, and 63 in 2004.

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