Montesano Family History

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Montesano Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from Montesano Salentino in Lecce province or Montesano sulla Marcellana in Salerno province, so named from monte ‘mountain’ + sano ‘healthy’. Possibly also Spanish: habitational name for someone from Montesa in Valencia province, from an adjectival form of the place name. However, the American surname appears to be predominantly of Italian origin.

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

Similar surnames: Montejano, Montano, Montesino, Montecalvo, Montellano, Montesi

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Montesano Family Origin

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Montesano Family Occupations

What did your Montesano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Montesano. 38% of Montesano men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Montesano women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Montesano were Machinist and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Typist
  • Stenographer

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

Montesano Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Montesano. 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 551 military records available for the last name Montesano. For the veterans among your Montesano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Montesano Life Expectancy

What is the average Montesano lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Montesano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Montesano in 1957 was 42, and 93 in 2004.

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