Rantala Family History

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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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Rantala Family Origin

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Rantala Family Occupations

What did your Rantala ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rantala. 15% of Rantala men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Rantala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rantala were Farm Laborer and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    36%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Servant
    8%

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

Rantala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rantala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rantala 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rantala. 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 245 military records available for the last name Rantala. For the veterans among your Rantala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rantala Life Expectancy

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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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