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Nanna Name Meaning

Italian:: from the feminine form of the personal name Nanno (see Nanni ) or from a variant of the female personal name Anna or a short form of the female personal names Marianna or Giovanna. in some instances perhaps from the dialect of Salentine dialect word nanna ‘grandmother’ (standard Italian nonna) applied as a nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Hanna, Manna, Nanni, Nann, Sanna, Nania, Danna, Anna, Senna, Gann

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Where is the Nanna family from?

You can see how Nanna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nanna family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nanna families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Nanna family living in Michigan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Nanna's in USA. Michigan and 2 other states had the highest population of Nanna families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nanna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nanna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nanna. 24% of Nanna men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Nanna women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Nanna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nanna 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 455 immigration records available for the last name Nanna. 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 417 military records available for the last name Nanna. For the veterans among your Nanna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nanna lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Nanna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Nanna in 1957 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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