Fonseca Family History

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Fonseca Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: habitational name from any of several places named for a spring that dried up during the summer months, from fonte seca ‘dry well’.

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


Similar surnames: Fontes, Fontana, Fonte, Finseth, Fosse, Fossen, Forseth, Canseco

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Fonseca Family Origin

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Fonseca Family Occupations

What did your Fonseca ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fonseca occupation in Canada was Gentleman. 50% of Fonseca's were Gentlemans. Gentleman and Student were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fonseca.

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  • Gentleman

    50%
  • Student

    50%

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

Fonseca Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fonseca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fonseca 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Fonseca. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fonseca. For the veterans among your Fonseca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fonseca Life Expectancy

What is the average Fonseca lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Fonseca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fonseca in 1945 was 52, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fonseca

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fonseca 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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