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Randa Name Meaning

Basque: reduced form of Aranda, a topographic name from aran ‘blackthorn’ + the locative suffix -da. French (eastern and southeastern): topographic name for someone who lived at the boundary of a territory or on the margin of a settlement.

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


Similar surnames: Rand, Landa, Rada, Ranta, Anda, Raba, Renda, Sanda, Branda, Rana

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Where is the Randa family from?

You can see how Randa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Randa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Randa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Randa families living in Louisiana. This was about 28% of all the recorded Randa's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Randa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Randa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Randa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Randa. 29% of Randa men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Randa women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Randa were Farm Laborer and Housework.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Randa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Randa 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 868 immigration records available for the last name Randa. 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 803 military records available for the last name Randa. For the veterans among your Randa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Randa lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Randa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Randa in 1954 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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