Retana Family History

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Retana Name Meaning

Spanish: Castilianized variant of Basque Erretana, a habitational name from Erretana in Araba, Basque Country.

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


Similar surnames: Reta, Reina, Rana, Delara, Reyna, Reitano, Demara, Regina, Raya

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Retana Family Origin

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Retana Family Occupations

What did your Retana ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Barber and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Retana. 13% of Retana men worked as a Barber and 40% of Retana women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Retana were Section Hand and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Barber
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Pruner
    13%
  • Section Hand
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    40%
  • Beautician
    20%
  • Housework
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%

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

Retana Historical Records

What Retana family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 872 census records available for the last name Retana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retana 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 659 immigration records available for the last name Retana. 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 97 military records available for the last name Retana. For the veterans among your Retana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Retana Life Expectancy

What is the average Retana lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Retana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Retana in 1965 was 79, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Retana

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Retana 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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