Rantanen Family History

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Rantanen Name Meaning

Finnish: variant of Ranta ‘shore’ + the common surname suffix -nen. This was widely adopted, often in place of Swedish surnames containing the element strand ‘shore’, during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Rantala, Raisanen, Tahtinen, Hanninen, Ranta, Manninen, Wirtanen

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Rantanen Family Origin

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Rantanen Family Occupations

What did your Rantanen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Terrazo Worker Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rantanen.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Terrazo Worker Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Rantanen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 943 census records available for the last name Rantanen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rantanen 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 Rantanen. 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 155 military records available for the last name Rantanen. For the veterans among your Rantanen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rantanen Life Expectancy

What is the average Rantanen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rantanen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rantanen in 1955 was 45, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rantanen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rantanen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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