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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 as a habitational name from a place called with this word as for example La Madera in Asturias. Czech (Maděra): ethnic name from an old name 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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Where is the Madera family from?

You can see how Madera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madera family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Madera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Madera families living in Virginia. This was about 86% of all the recorded Madera's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Madera families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Madera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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 USA named Madera. 26% of Madera men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Madera women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Madera were Miner and New Worker. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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