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Tano Name Meaning

Spanish (Taño): possibly a nickname from taño ‘sucker shoot’. Italian: from a short form of the personal name Gaetano or from pet forms thereof. Japanese: written 多野 ‘many fields’. It is not common in Japan. Japanese (Tanō): written 多納 ‘many offerings’. It is not common in Japan.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tani, Sano, Stano, Mano, Yano, Tank, Lano, Dano, Vano, Hano

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Where is the Tano family from?

You can see how Tano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tano family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tano families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Tano family living in Nebraska. This was 100% of all the recorded Tano's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Tano families in 1880.
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What did your Tano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Tano. 46% of Tano men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Fisherman
  • Machinist
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tano. 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 571 military records available for the last name Tano. For the veterans among your Tano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tano lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Tano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tano in 1951 was 40, and 61 in 2003.

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