Montano Family History

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Montano Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname or topographic name from the adjective montano ‘from the mountains’. Italian: topographic name from Italian montano ‘mountain’, or a habitational name from a place called Montano, in particular Montano Antilia in Salerno province, or the district of Caianello in Caserta so named. Italian: from the personal name Montano, from Latin montanus ‘mountain dweller’.

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

Similar surnames: Montesano, Montana, Montalbo, Montagna, Montalto, Morano, Montante

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Montano Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Montano name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Montano Family Origin

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Montano Family Occupations

What did your Montano ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Montano family was Keeping House. Laborer, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Montano. The most common Montano occupation in the USA was Laborer. 37% of Montano's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Montano Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Montano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Montano 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Montano. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Montano. For the veterans among your Montano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Montano Life Expectancy

What is the average Montano lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Montano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Montano in 1945 was 30, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Montano 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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