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Figueira Family History

Figueira Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: topographic name for someone who lived near a prominent fig tree from figueira ‘fig tree’ (from Latin ficaria) or a habitational name from a place called with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Nogueira, Higuera, Figueroa, Fichera, Noguera, Sequeira, Ferreira

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Where is the Figueira family from?

You can see how Figueira families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Figueira family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Figueira families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Figueira families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Figueira's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Figueira families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Figueira surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Figueira ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Figueira. 67% of Figueira men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Figueira women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Figueira were Salesman and Spinner. .

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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

  • Laborer
    67%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    38%
  • Stenographer
    38%
  • Spinner
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Figueira. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Figueira 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Figueira. 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 300 military records available for the last name Figueira. For the veterans among your Figueira ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Figueira lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Figueira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Figueira in 1950 was 48, and 67 in 2004.

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