Tena Family History

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Tena Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of the places called Tena or with Tena, or metonymic occupational name from Catalan tena ‘tent’, ‘booth’, ‘stall’ (Spanish tienda).

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

Similar surnames: Lena, Pena, Seda, Teng, Mena, Sens, Mina, Cea, Perna, Penka

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Tena Family Origin

Where is the Tena family from?

Tena Family Occupations

What did your Tena ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tena occupation in the USA was Day Laborer. 33% of Tena's were Day Laborers. Day Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tena. A less common occupation for the Tena family was Works On Farm.

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  • Day Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Works On Farm


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

Tena Historical Records

What Tena family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tena 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tena. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 115 military records available for the last name Tena. For the veterans among your Tena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tena Life Expectancy

What is the average Tena lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Tena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Tena in 1965 was 67, and 60 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tena

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tena 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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