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Nania Name Meaning

Italian (southern):: from a shortened form of the personal name Anania . from Sicilian dialect nania ‘turkey cock’ applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way or as a metonymic occupational name for a turkey breeder or seller.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Anania, Nanna, Gaia, Sani, Jansa, Hanania, Sapia, Panza, Nasca, Nanda

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Where is the Nania family from?

You can see how Nania families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nania family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nania families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Nania families living in New York. This was about 11% of all the recorded Nania's in USA. New York had the highest population of Nania families in 1920.
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What did your Nania ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nania. 50% of Nania men worked as a Laborer and 63% of Nania women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nania were Barber and Secetary. .

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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
  • Proprietor
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Secetary
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Census Records

There are 860 census records available for the last name Nania. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nania 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 581 immigration records available for the last name Nania. 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 290 military records available for the last name Nania. For the veterans among your Nania ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nania lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Nania life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Nania in 1961 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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