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Rantala Name Meaning

Finnish: variant of Ranta ‘shore’, with the local suffix -la. Originally the surname was probably a habitational name, from a farm so called; later it was also adopted as an ornamental name during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, often in place of Swedish surnames containing the element strand ‘shore’. It is found chiefly in southwestern Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Rintala, Kantola, Rajala, Ranta, Mantyla, Hautala, Mattila, Annala

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rantala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Rantala in 1953 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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