Cabrera Family History

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Cabrera Name Meaning

Catalan and Spanish: habitational name from any of various minor places called Cabrera, from Late Latin capraria ‘place of goats’ (a derivative of Latin capra ‘goat’).

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

Similar surnames: Carrera, Caprara, Carreira, Cabeza, Barbera, Madera, Barrera, Carrara

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Cabrera Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cabrera name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cabrera. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


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Cabrera Family Origin

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Cabrera Family Occupations

What did your Cabrera ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, keeping House, Carpenter and Cig. Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cabrera. The most common Cabrera occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 18% of Cabrera's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Cabrera family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Cig. Maker

  • Cigar Maker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cabrera ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cabrera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Cabrera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cabrera 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Cabrera. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cabrera. For the veterans among your Cabrera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cabrera Life Expectancy

What is the average Cabrera lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cabrera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cabrera in 1941 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cabrera

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cabrera 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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