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Macedo Family History

Macedo Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from Macedo, a village in Lugo province, Galicia. Portuguese: topographic name from macedo ‘apple grove’, a derivative of maça ‘apple’.

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


Similar surnames: Macera, Acebo, Machado, Canedo, Acedo, Saucedo, Laredo, Salcedo

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Where is the Macedo family from?

You can see how Macedo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Macedo family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Macedo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Macedo families living in New York. This was about 78% of all the recorded Macedo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Macedo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Macedo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Macedo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Macedo. 23% of Macedo men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Macedo women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Macedo were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Painter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • House Keeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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What Macedo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Macedo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Macedo 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Macedo. 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 981 military records available for the last name Macedo. For the veterans among your Macedo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Macedo lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Macedo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Macedo in 1954 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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