Montana Family History

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Montana Name Meaning

Spanish (Montaña): topographic name from montaña ‘mountain’. Italian: from a feminine form of Montano.

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

Similar surnames: Montano, Fontana, Montagna, Montani, Montanez, Montanaro, Montesano

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Montana Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Montana name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Montana. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Italy


  • France


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Montana Family Origin

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Montana Family Occupations

What did your Montana ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Montana family was Miner. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Montana. The most common Montana occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Montana's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Montana ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Montana Historical Records

What Montana family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Montana. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Montana 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 Montana. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Montana. For the veterans among your Montana ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Montana Life Expectancy

What is the average Montana lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Montana life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Montana in 1949 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Montana

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Montana 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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