Rana Family History

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Rana Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat, Bombay city, and Rajasthan): Hindu and Parsi name meaning ‘king’ in modern Indian languages. Rana does not have a Sanskrit equivalent; it is probably a back-formation from ra?ni ‘queen’ (Sanskrit rajñi, based on the analogy that nouns ending in -i and denoting females usually have masculine counterparts ending in -a). The name Rana was used as a title by some Rajput kings. As a surname, it is now found among Rajputs as well as several other communities. It is cognate with the name Rane, which occurs in Maharashtra and Goa. Spanish and Italian: from rana ‘frog’, hence a nickname, perhaps for someone with bulging eyes. Galician (Raña): habitational name from a place so called in the province of A Coruña.

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

Similar surnames: Raba, Rama, Rada, Rapa, Rand, Dana, Rao, Rank, Grana, Rai

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Rana Family Origin

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Rana Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rana. 24% of Rana men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Barber
  • Teacher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stitcher

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Rana Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 867 military records available for the last name Rana. For the veterans among your Rana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rana Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rana in 1961 was 38, and 60 in 2004.

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