Ornelas Family History

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Ornelas Name Meaning

Portuguese: from a misinterpretation (as d’Ornelas) of Dornelas, a habitational name from any of several places called Dornelas, from the plural diminutive of dorna ‘vat’, ‘tub’.

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


Similar surnames: Ruelas, Orrell, Fornes, Urness, Ruedas, Ornellas, Banegas, Orleans

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Ornelas Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ornelas name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South

    30%

  • Spain

    19%

  • England & Wales

    16%

  • Portugal

    8%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    5%

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Ornelas Family Origin

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Ornelas Family Occupations

What did your Ornelas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ornelas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Ornelas's were Farmers. Farmer and Mexican Consul were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ornelas.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Mexican Consul

    25%

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Ornelas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ornelas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ornelas 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ornelas. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ornelas. For the veterans among your Ornelas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ornelas Life Expectancy

What is the average Ornelas lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ornelas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Ornelas in 1953 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ornelas

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