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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  • Laborer

    49%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

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Contreras Life Expectancy

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