Anania Family History

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Anania Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Greek (Ananias): from the personal name Anania, Greek Ananias, from Hebrew Hananyah, ‘answered by the Lord’. This was the name of a character mentioned in the New Testament (Acts 5), who was struck dead for lying. Despite this, it was a popular name among early Christians and was borne by several saints venerated in the Greek Orthodox Church. As a Greek name it may be a shortened form of the patronymic Ananiadis.

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

Similar surnames: Hanania, Nania, Anand, Annis, Sani, Anna, Nanna, Anaya, Lagana, Zanni

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Anania Family Origin

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Anania Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Anania. 10% of Anania men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Anania women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anania were Tailor and Beautician

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Bricklayer
  • Salesman
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
  • Beautician

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Anania Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Anania. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anania 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 891 immigration records available for the last name Anania. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 516 military records available for the last name Anania. For the veterans among your Anania ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Anania Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Anania life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Anania in 1940 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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