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Monica Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian (Mónica): from the female personal name Mónica from Monica the name of the mother of Saint Augustine. She was a Carthaginian so the name may well be of Phoenician origin. However in the early Middle Ages it was taken to be a derivative of Latin monere ‘to warn or advise’ and was associated with the spiritual guidance that she gave to her famous son.

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


Similar surnames: Monico, Bonica, Monda, Mona, Morici, Donica, Merica, Monge, Mojica

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Where is the Monica family from?

You can see how Monica families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Monica family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Monica families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Monica family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Monica's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Monica families in 1911.
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What did your Monica ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Monica. 30% of Monica men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Monica women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Monica were Machinist and Packer. .

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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
    30%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Barber
    8%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Packer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Monica. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Monica 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Monica. 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 897 military records available for the last name Monica. For the veterans among your Monica ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Monica lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Monica life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Monica in 1951 was 38, and 83 in 2004.

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