Contreras Family History

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Contreras Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Conteraras, a place in the province of Burgos. The place name is derived from Late Latin contraria ‘surrounding area’, ‘region’ (from the preposition contra ‘opposite’, ‘against’, ‘hard by’).

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


Similar surnames: Morera, Contrera, Corral, Barreras, Montes, Correa, Cantara

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Contreras Family Origin

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Contreras Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Contreras family was Farm Laborer. The most common Contreras occupation in the USA was Laborer. 49% of Contreras's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Contreras.

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  • Laborer

    49%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Contreras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Contreras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Contreras 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Contreras. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Contreras. For the veterans among your Contreras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Contreras Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Contreras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Contreras in 1943 was 39, and 66 in 2004.

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