Madeira Family History

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Madeira Name Meaning

Portuguese: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from madeira ‘wood’, ‘timber’ (Late Latin materia, from classical Latin materies ‘material’, ‘substance’). local name from the island of Madeira, which was named with Portuguese madeira ‘timber’ because of the timber that grew there. The island was colonized in the 15th century under the patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator.

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

Similar surnames: Madera, Caldeira, Mader, Mander, Medeiros, Macera, Manera, Maia

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Madeira Family Origin

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Madeira Family Occupations

What did your Madeira ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Charretier was the top reported job for people in the CA named Madeira.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Charretier

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Madeira Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Madeira Life Expectancy

What is the average Madeira lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Madeira life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Madeira in 1957 was 49, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Madeira

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madeira 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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