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Rance Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Rand(e) (see Rand 1).

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


Similar surnames: Hance, Lance, Ranch, Race, France, Dance, Vance, Bunce, Pane, Royce

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Where is the Rance family from?

You can see how Rance families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rance family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rance families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Rance families living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rance's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Rance families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rance surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rance ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rance. 33% of Rance men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Rance women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rance were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Cook
    16%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Rance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rance 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rance. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rance. For the veterans among your Rance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rance lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rance in 1955 was 57, and 70 in 2004.

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