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Retana Name Meaning

Basque: Castilianized form of a habitational name from Erretana (in Castilian: Retana) in Araba/Álava province Basque Country (Spain).

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


Similar surnames: Reta, Reina, Rana, Delara, Reyna, Reitano, Demara, Regina, Raya

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Where is the Retana family from?

You can see how Retana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Retana family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Retana families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Retana's in USA. New York had the highest population of Retana families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Retana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Retana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook was the top reported job for people in the USA named Retana. 100% of Retana women worked as a Cook. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    100%
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Census Records

There are 872 census records available for the last name Retana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retana 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 659 immigration records available for the last name Retana. 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 97 military records available for the last name Retana. For the veterans among your Retana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Retana lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Retana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Retana in 1965 was 79, and 72 in 2004.

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