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Figueroa Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of the places in Galicia (Spain) named Figueiroa from a diminutive of figueira ‘fig tree’. Compare Figeroa and Fiqueroa .

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

Similar surnames: Figueira, Higuera, Nogueira, Fichera, Trigueros, Aguero, Figueras

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Where is the Figueroa family from?

You can see how Figueroa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Figueroa family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Figueroa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Figueroa families living in California. This was about 38% of all the recorded Figueroa's in USA. California had the highest population of Figueroa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Figueroa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Figueroa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Figueroa. 21% of Figueroa men worked as a Labrador and 15% of Figueroa women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Figueroa were Agricultor and Cocinera. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Jornalero
  • Agricultor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Costurera
  • Sirvienta
  • Lavandera
  • Cocinera
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Census Records

There are 154,000 census records available for the last name Figueroa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Figueroa 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Figueroa. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Figueroa. For the veterans among your Figueroa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Figueroa lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Figueroa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Figueroa in 1944 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

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