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Santana Family History

Santana Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from any of numerous places called Santana an assimilated form of Santa Ana (see Santa Ana ).

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

Similar surnames: Santa Ana, Fontana, Pantano, Santa, Saldana, Gandara, Montano, Antuna

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Where is the Santana family from?

You can see how Santana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santana family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Santana families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Santana families living in Louisiana. This was about 27% of all the recorded Santana's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Santana families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Santana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Santana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Sirvienta were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Santana. 20% of Santana men worked as a Labrador and 12% of Santana women worked as a Sirvienta. Some less common occupations for Americans named Santana were Bracero and Lavandera. .

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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

  • Labrador
  • Jornalero
  • Laborer
  • Bracero

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sirvienta
  • Costurera
  • Despalilladora
  • Lavandera
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Santana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santana 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Santana. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Santana. For the veterans among your Santana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Santana lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Santana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Santana in 1945 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

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