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Rana Surname Meaning

Indian (Gujarat Mumbai and Rajasthan) and Nepali: Rajput name meaning ‘king’ in modern Indian languages. Rana does not have a Sanskrit equivalent; it is probably a back-formation from rāṇī ‘queen’ (Sanskrit rājñī based on the analogy that nouns ending in and denoting females usually have a masculine counterpart ending in ). The name Rana was used as a title by some Rajput kings. Spanish and Italian: from rana ‘frog’ used as a nickname perhaps for someone with bulging eyes or a croaky voice. Galician (Raña): habitational name from a place so called in the province of A Coruña Spain.

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

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

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You can see how Rana families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rana family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rana families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 11 Rana families living in London. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rana's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rana families in 1891.
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What did your Rana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rana. 24% of Rana men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Rana women worked as a Stitcher. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Barber
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
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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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What is the average Rana lifespan?

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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