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Vana Name Meaning

Czech (Vána): from the personal name Vána, a derivative of the Old Czech name Veceslav (see Vacek).

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

Similar surnames: Van, Vaca, Dana, Vano, Kana, Vara, Rana, Lana, Vang, Vrana

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Where is the Vana family from?

You can see how Vana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vana family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Vana families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Vana families living in Illinois. This was about 27% of all the recorded Vana's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Vana families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vana surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vana. 20% of Vana men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Vana women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vana were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Vana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vana 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 949 immigration records available for the last name Vana. 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 Vana. For the veterans among your Vana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vana lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Vana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Vana in 1950 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

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