Santa Name Meaning

Portuguese: habitational name from any of the places named Santa in Portugal, probably from santa ‘(female) saint’. Hungarian (Sánta): descriptive nickname for a disabled person, from sánta ‘lame’.

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


Similar surnames: Santo, Sante, Sanda, Sant, Banta, Sanna, Canto, Sang, Santi, Sava

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Santa Family Origin

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Santa Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    38%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • At Home

    13%
  • Coal Miner

    13%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Santa family was Coal Miner. The most common Santa occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of Santa's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Santa.

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Santa Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Santa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Santa in 1949 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santa

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