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Tena Surname Meaning

Catalan:: habitational name from any of the places called Tena or named with Tena. metonymic occupational name from tena ‘tent booth stall’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lena, Pena, Seda, Teng, Mena, Sens, Mina, Cea, Perna, Penka

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Where is the Tena family from?

You can see how Tena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tena family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tena families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Tena families living in Hertfordshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tena's in United Kingdom. Hertfordshire had the highest population of Tena families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tena. 42% of Tena men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Tena women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tena were Assembler and Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Assembler

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tena census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tena. 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 Cards

There are 115 military records available for the last name Tena. For the veterans among your Tena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tena lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Tena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Tena in 1965 was 67, and 60 in 2004.

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