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Florida Name Meaning

Spanish and southern Italian: from the female personal name Florida. Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Florida or La Florida, from Spanish florido ‘blooming’, ‘full of blossom’.

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

Similar surnames: Floria, Flora, Gloria, Fiorita, Florian, Viloria, Lora, Florio

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Florida Family Origin

Where is the Florida family from?

Florida Family Occupations

What did your Florida ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Florida occupation in Canada was Couturiere. 50% of Florida's were Couturieres. Couturiere and Institutrice were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Florida.

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  • Couturiere

  • Institutrice


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Florida ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Florida Historical Records

What Florida family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Florida. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Florida 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 877 immigration records available for the last name Florida. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Florida. For the veterans among your Florida ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Florida Life Expectancy

What is the average Florida lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Florida life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Florida in 1958 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Florida

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Florida ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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