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Madera Name Meaning

Spanish and Asturian-Leonese: from madera ‘wood’, ‘timber’ (from Late Latin materia), probably applied as a topographic name or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example La Madera in Asturies. Czech (Madera): ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).

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

Similar surnames: Macera, Madeira, Mander, Madero, Mader, Manera, Madara, Madaras

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Madera Family Origin

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Madera Family Occupations

What did your Madera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Madera. 14% of Madera men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Madera women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madera were Labrador and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Labrador

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper

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

Madera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Madera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madera 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Madera. 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 Madera. For the veterans among your Madera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Madera Life Expectancy

What is the average Madera lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Madera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Madera in 1956 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Madera 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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