Santana Family History

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Santana Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Santana, an assimilated form of 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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Santana Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Santana name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Santana. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Spain

    17%

  • Portugal

    15%

  • Native American—North, Central, South

    14%

  • England & Wales

    11%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    7%

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Santana Family Origin

Where is the Santana family from?

Santana Family Occupations

What did your Santana ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Santana family was Clerk In Bank. Farmer, Cig. Maker and Cig.Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Santana. The most common Santana occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Santana's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Cig. Maker

    8%
  • Cig.Maker

    8%
  • Clerk In Bank

    8%

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

Santana Historical Records

What Santana family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Santana Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santana

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santana 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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