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Abarca Name Meaning

formerly most common in the Basque country and in Aragon, this name is generally assumed to be from abarca ‘sandal’ (Basque abarka), which refers to the traditional Basque peasant sandal or moccasin made of uncured leather. In the past this word was also applied to footwear made from wooden materials, and is probably derived from Basque abar ‘branch’, ‘twig’. Some scholars, however, think that abarka is an old topographic term referring to a grove of holm oaks or kermes oaks. habitational name from the village of Abarca in the province of Palencia.

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

Similar surnames: Barca, Bara, Barcia, Barra, Ibarra, Abascal, La Barca, Abar, Barco

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Abarca Family Origin

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Abarca Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Abarca. 50% of Abarca men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Abarca women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Abarca were Fireman and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Saleslady

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

Abarca Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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There are 109 military records available for the last name Abarca. For the veterans among your Abarca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Abarca Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Abarca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Abarca in 1942 was 24, and 67 in 2004.

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