Ranta Family History

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Ranta Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name from Finnish ranta ‘shore’, or an ornamental name from the same word. First recorded in the 16th century, it was noted as the most frequently adopted ornamental surname at the celebrations in honor of the Finnish statesman Snellman on May 12, 1906. It occurs most frequently in western and southern coastal regions of Finland. In America, Ranta may be a shortened form of various other names formed with this element, such as Hietaranta.

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


Similar surnames: Rana, Randa, Rada, Raba, Raska, Banta, Arata, Fante, Canto, Raetz

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Ranta Family Origin

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Ranta Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ranta occupation in the USA was Engineer. 100% of Ranta's were Engineers.

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  • Engineer

    100%

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Ranta Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ranta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranta 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ranta. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ranta. For the veterans among your Ranta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranta Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Ranta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Ranta in 1954 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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