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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

What did your Santa ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Santa ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Santa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Santa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Santa. 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 Card

There are 23,000 military records available for the last name Santa. For the veterans among your Santa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Santa Life Expectancy

What is the average Santa lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santa ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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