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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  • Engineer

    100%

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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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Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ranta

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