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Navarra Family History

Navarra Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic) (from Basque): regional name from Navarre (Basque Nafarroa), a region now divided between Spain and France, but in the Middle Ages an independent Basque kingdom. The place name derives from Basque naba ‘plain next to mountains’.

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


Similar surnames: Navarro, Nava, Navarre, Abarca, Olavarria, Savaria, Gamarra, Novara

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Where is the Navarra family from?

You can see how Navarra families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Navarra family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Navarra families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Navarra families living in California. This was about 40% of all the recorded Navarra's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Navarra families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Navarra surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Navarra ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Navarra. 27% of Navarra men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Navarra women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Navarra were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    27%
  • Barber
    8%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    21%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Packer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Navarra. 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 Navarra. For the veterans among your Navarra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Navarra lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Navarra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Navarra in 1951 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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