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Tani Family History

Tani Name Meaning

Italian: from a pet form of the personal names Gaetano or Ottaviano. Japanese: topographic name meaning ‘valley’, taken by many families. It is found chiefly in western Japan. The most ancient bearers are listed in the Shinsen shojiroku. Tani is also a common element in many other surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Tano, Sani, Tank, Yano, Tanzi, Otani, Tanji, Zani, Toni, Mani

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Where is the Tani family from?

You can see how Tani families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tani family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Tani families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Tani family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Tani's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Tani families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tani surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tani ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tani. 20% of Tani men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Tani women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tani were Salesman and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Gardener
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Garment Cleaner
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tani 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tani. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tani. For the veterans among your Tani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tani lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Tani in 1953 was 52, and 66 in 2004.

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