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Escalera Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician: habitational name from any of several places called Escalera, for example in Lugo, Guadalajara, and Málaga, from escalera ‘stairs’, ‘ladder’, probably denoting in some cases a terraced slope.

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


Similar surnames: Scalera, Escalona, Scala, Staller, Salera, Escher, Scales, Escajeda

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Where is the Escalera family from?

You can see how Escalera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Escalera family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Escalera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Escalera families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Escalera's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Escalera families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Escalera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Escalera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Planchadora were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Escalera. 18% of Escalera men worked as a Labrador and 34% of Escalera women worked as a Planchadora. Some less common occupations for Americans named Escalera were Carpintero and Costurera.

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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

  • Labrador
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Carpintero
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Planchadora
    34%
  • Servienta
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Costurera
    23%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Escalera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Escalera 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Escalera. 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 Cards

There are 590 military records available for the last name Escalera. For the veterans among your Escalera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Escalera lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Escalera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Escalera in 1961 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

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